of or relating to an exarch

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  • exarchal — adjective see exarch I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exarchal — See exarch1. * * * …   Universalium

  • exarchal — ex·arch·al …   English syllables

  • exarchal — adjective see exarch I * * * exarchˈal adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑exarch …   Useful english dictionary

  • exarch — I. noun Etymology: 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 Date: 1588 1. a Byzantine viceroy 2. an Eastern bishop ranking below a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Plenary council (Catholicism) — A plenary council, in the Roman Catholic Church, is a term applied to various kinds of ecclesiastical synods, used when those summoned represent the whole number of bishops of some given territory. The word itself, derived from the Latin… …   Wikipedia

  • exarchy — See exarchal. * * * …   Universalium

  • exarch — exarch1 exarchal, adj. /ek sahrk/, n. 1. Eastern Ch. a. a patriarch s deputy. b. a title originally applied to a patriarch but later applied only to a bishop ranking below a patriarch and above a metropolitan. 2. the ruler of a province in the… …   Universalium

  • Plenary Council — • A canonical term applied to various kinds of ecclesiastical synods. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Plenary Council     Plenary Council      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • exarch —   n. viceroy; travelling bishop of E Church.    ♦ exarchal, a.    ♦ exarchate, n. office or jurisdiction of exarch …   Dictionary of difficult words

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