exilarch

noun
ex·​i·​larch | \ˈegzəˌlärk, ˈeksəˌ-, -ˌzīˌ-, -ˌsīˌ-\
plural -s

Definition of exilarch 

: 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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History and Etymology for exilarch

exile entry 1 + -arch; translation of Aramaic rēsh gālūtā

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