from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A diocese of an Eastern Orthodox Church.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In ancient Greece, a province, prefecture, or territory under the jurisdiction of an eparch or governor; in modern Greece, a subdivision of a nomarchy or province, itself divided into demes, corresponding to the arrondissements and communes of France.
- noun In the early church and in the Gr. Ch., an ecclesiastical division answering to the civil province.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A province, prefecture, or territory, under the jurisdiction of an eparch or governor; esp., in modern Greece, one of the larger subdivisions of a monarchy or province of the kingdom; in Russia, a diocese or archdiocese.
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- noun one of the
districtsof the Roman Empireat the third echelon
- noun one of the administrative sub-provincial units of post-
- noun in pre-schism
ChristianChurch, name for a provinceunder the supervision of the metropolitan
- noun in Eastern
Christendom, dioceseof a bishop
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- noun a diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church
- noun a province in ancient Greece
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Greek eparkhiā, provincial government, from eparkhein, to rule over : ep-, epi-, epi- + arkhein, to rule.]
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From Ancient Greek ἐπαρχία (eparkhía).
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