from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Eastern Orthodox Church A bishop or metropolitan.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The governor or prefect of a province.
- n. The ruler of an eparchy.
- n. The metropolitan bishop of a province or eparchy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In ancient Greece, the governor or perfect of a province; in modern Greece, the ruler of an eparchy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient and modern Greece, the governor or prefect of an eparchy.
- n. In the Russian Ch., a bishop as governing an eparchy; especially, a metropolitan. See eparchy, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bishop or metropolitan in charge of an eparchy in the Eastern Church
- n. the governor or prefect of an eparchy in ancient Greece
Neither the eparch nor the garrison commander presumed to quarrel with Rhavas or to shout out Stylianos 'name.
The eparch was from these parts, and pronounced the good god's name in the old-fashioned, two-syllable way.
The eparch sketched the sun-circle even so, to turn aside the evil omen.
The eparch didn't bother telling him about most of the messages.
But no one could ever accuse the eparch of being a fool.
"What am I supposed to do now, very holy sir?" the eparch demanded in tones not far from despair.
On the other hand, could the eparch afford to ignore cold-blooded murder?
Before the eparch could answer, his servant slipped into the study with a carafe of wine.
Fortunately, the eparch had no idea what Rhavas was thinking.
The eparch quartered others on people who volunteered to help them.