noun (plural -chies) Etymology: Greek eparchia province, from eparchos prefect, from epi- + archos ruler — more at arch- Date: 1796 a diocese of an Eastern church

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  • Eparchy — • Originally the name of one of the divisions of the Roman Empire Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Eparchy     Eparchy     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Eparchy — is an anglicized Greek word, authentically latinized as eparchia and loosely translating as rule over something , but has the following specific meanings, both in political history and in the hierarchy of the Eastern Churches.ecular… …   Wikipedia

  • Eparchy — Ep arch*y, n. [Gr. ? the post or office of an ?.] A province, prefecture, or territory, under the jurisdiction of an eparch or governor; esp., in modern Greece, one of the larger subdivisions of a monarchy or province of the kingdom; in Russia, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eparchy — [ep′är kē, ep′är΄kē] n. pl. eparchies [Gr eparchia < eparchos: see EPARCH] 1. a) in the Byzantine Empire, an administrative district b) in modern Greece, a political subdivision of a province 2. Eastern Orthodox Ch. a diocese eparchial… …   English World dictionary

  • eparchy — eparchial, adj. /ep ahr kee/, n., pl. eparchies. 1. (in modern Greece) one of the administrative subdivisions of a province. 2. (in ancient Greece) a province. [1790 1800; < Gk eparchía prefecture, province. See EPARCH, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • eparchy — noun a) one of the districts of the Roman Empire at the third echelon b) one of the administrative sub provincial units of post Ottoman independent Greece See Also: eparch …   Wiktionary

  • eparchy — diocese of an Eastern church Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • eparchy — n. diocese of an Eastern church …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eparchy — [ ɛpα:ki] noun (plural eparchies) a province of the Orthodox Church. Origin C18: from Gk eparkhia, from eparkhos (see eparch) …   English new terms dictionary

  • eparchy — ep·archy …   English syllables

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