eparchy

noun
ep·​ar·​chy | \ ˈe-ˌpär-kē How to pronounce eparchy (audio) \
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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