eparch definition by Webster's New World
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- in the Byzantine Empire, the governor of an eparchy
- Eastern Orthodox Ch. a metropolitan or bishop
Origin: Classical Greek eparchos ; from epi-, over plush archos, ruler: see -arch
eparch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Eastern Orthodox Church
A bishop or metropolitan.
Origin: Medieval Greek eparkhos, from Greek, governor, ruler, from eparkhein, to rule over : ep-, epi-, epi- + arkhein, to rule.