exarch

noun
ex·arch | \ˈek-ˌsärk \

Definition of exarch 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a Byzantine viceroy

2 : an Eastern bishop ranking below a patriarch and above a metropolitan specifically : the head of an independent church

exarch

adjective

Definition of exarch (Entry 2 of 2)

: formed or taking place from the periphery toward the center exarch xylem

Other Words from exarch

Noun

exarchal \ek-ˈsär-kəl \ adjective
exarchate \ˈek-ˌsär-kət \ noun
exarchy \ˈek-ˌsär-kē \ noun

First Known Use of exarch

Noun

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exarch

Noun

Late Latin exarchus, from Late Greek exarchos, from Greek, leader, from exarchein to begin, take the lead, from ex- + archein to rule, begin — more at arch-

Adjective

exo- + -arch

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