eparchy

play
noun ep·ar·chy \ˈe-ˌpär-kē\

Definition of eparchy

plural

eparchies

  1. :  a diocese of an Eastern church

Origin and Etymology of eparchy

Greek eparchia province, from eparchos prefect, from epi- + archos ruler — more at arch-


First Known Use: 1796

Learn More about eparchy


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up eparchy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!