chartophylax

noun

char·​toph·​y·​lax
kärˈtäphəˌlaks
plural -es
: a chancellor of a bishop or diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church who serves as an archivist and has certain administrative and judicial duties

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Chartophylax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chartophylax. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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