- in the Byzantine Empire, an administrative district
- in modern Greece, a political subdivision of a province
- Eastern Orthodox Ch. a diocese
Origin of eparchyClassical Greek eparchia from eparchos: see eparch
A diocese of an Eastern Orthodox Church.
Origin of eparchyGreek eparkhiā provincial government from eparkhein to rule over ep-, epi- epi- arkhein to rule
From Ancient Greek ἐπαρχία (eparkhía).