eparchy

noun
ep·ar·chy | \ˈe-ˌpär-kē \
plural eparchies

Definition of eparchy 

: a diocese of an Eastern church

First Known Use of eparchy

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eparchy

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

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