Variant of exarch
- a governor of an outlying province in the ancient Byzantine Empire
- the supreme head of the independent Orthodox Church of Bulgaria
- Eastern Orthodox Ch.
- Historical an archbishop or patriarch
- now, a bishop or other member of the clergy serving as a patriarch's deputy or legate
Origin: Late Latin exarchus, overseer of monasteries ; from Classical Greek exarchos, leader, chief (in Late Greek prefect, bishop): see ex- and amp; -arch
- exarchal adjective
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