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exarch

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noun ex·arch \ˈek-ˌsärk\

Definition of exarch

  1. 1 :  a Byzantine viceroy

  2. 2 :  an Eastern bishop ranking below a patriarch and above a metropolitan; specifically :  the head of an independent church

ex·ar·chal play \ek-ˈsär-kəl\ adjective
ex·arch·ate play \ˈek-ˌsär-kət\ noun
ex·ar·chy play \ˈek-ˌsär-kē\ noun


Origin of exarch

Late Latin exarchus, from Late Greek exarchos, from Greek, leader, from exarchein to begin, take the lead, from ex- + archein to rule, begin — more at arch-


First Known Use: 1588


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exarch

adjective ex·arch

Definition of exarch

  1. :  formed or taking place from the periphery toward the center <exarch xylem>



Origin of exarch

exo- + -arch


First Known Use: 1891


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