Definition of eparch in English:

eparch

noun

  • The chief bishop of an eparchy.

    • ‘Why were eunuchs not allowed to become the city prefect (eparch) of Constantinople?’
    • ‘Even in Thessaloniki, seventh-century city officials seem to have become restricted to the bishop and the local imperial representative, the eparch.’

Origin

Mid 17th century (denoting the governor of an administrative division of Greece): from Greek eparkhos, from epi above + arkhos ruler.

Pronunciation:

eparch

/ˈɛpɑːk/