from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the Eastern Church; that part of Christendom which separated from the Roman or Western Church in the ninth century. It comprises the great bulk of the Christian population of Russia (of which this is the established church), Greece, Moldavia, and Wallachia. The Greek Church is governed by patriarchs and is called also the Byzantine Church.
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- n. state church of Greece; an autonomous part of the Eastern Orthodox Church
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