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The chief bishop of an eparchy.
- ‘Even in Thessaloniki, seventh-century city officials seem to have become restricted to the bishop and the local imperial representative, the eparch.’
- ‘Why were eunuchs not allowed to become the city prefect (eparch) of Constantinople?’
Mid 17th century (denoting the governor of an administrative division of Greece): from Greek eparkhos, from epi ‘above’ + arkhos ‘ruler’.
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