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exarch

noun ex·arch \ ˈek-ˌsärk \

Definition of exarch

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

exarchal

play \ek-ˈsär-kəl\ adjective

exarchate

play \ˈek-ˌsär-kət\ noun

exarchy

play \ˈek-ˌsär-kē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of exarch

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-


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exarch

adjective

Definition of exarch

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

Origin and Etymology of exarch

exo- + -arch


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