noun ex·i·larch \ˈegzəˌlärk, ˈeksəˌ-, -ˌzīˌ-, -ˌsīˌ-\

Definition of exilarch



  1. :  one of a line of Jewish civil and judicial rulers of the exiles in Babylon from about the third to the tenth centuries a.d. to whom Jews in all countries paid tribute

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Origin and Etymology of exilarch

1exile + -arch; translation of Aramaic rēsh gālūtā

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