Catholicos Ca*thol"i*cos, n. [NL. See {Catholic}.] (Eccl.) The spiritual head of the Armenian church, who resides at Etchmiadzin, Russia, and has ecclesiastical jurisdiction over, and consecrates the holy oil for, the Armenians of Russia, Turkey, and Persia, including the Patriarchs of Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Sis. [1913 Webster]

Note: The Patriarch of Constantinople is the civil head of the Armenians in Turkey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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