chartophylax

noun
char·​toph·​y·​lax | \ kärˈtäphəˌlaks \
plural -es

Definition of chartophylax

: a chancellor of a bishop or diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church who serves as an archivist and has certain administrative and judicial duties

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History and Etymology for chartophylax

Late Greek, from Greek charto- (from chartēs paper) + Greek phylax guard

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“Chartophylax.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chartophylax. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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