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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An official of the Eastern Church, resembling a sacrist in the Western Church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An official of the Eastern Church, resembling a sacrist in the Western Church.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ruler of the church; an ecclesiastical magnate. Bailey, 1727
  • n. In the Gr. Ch., a sacrist or sacristan; a church officer who has charge of a church and its contents, and summons the worshipers by semantron or otherwise. In the more important churches the ecclesiarch formerly had minor officials under his authority.

Etymologies

Latin ecclesiarcha, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)

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