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  • n. the province or area of an exarch

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  • n. The office or the province of an exarch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office, dignity, or administration of an exarch, or the territory ruled by an exarch; specifically, the Byzantine dominion in Italy after its reconquest from the Ostrogoths by Narses in the middle of the sixth century, called from its capital the exarchate of Ravenna. At first it embraced all Italy, but parts of it were rapidly lost, until only the region around Ravenna (the Romagna) was retained by the exarch. This was conquered by the Lombards in 751, and taken from them by Pepin the Short, king of the Franks, in 755, and given to the pope, who thus became a temporal sovereign.

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  • n. a diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church


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exarch +‎ -ate


  • The opposition of the Bulgarians led, as we have already seen, to the establishment in 1870 of the exarchate, that is, of an independent Bulgarian Orthodox Church with the exarch at its head.

    The Balkan Wars: 1912-1913 Third Edition

  • I note that an exarchate is the Eastern Rite parallel to the apostolic administration.

    Motu Proprio "Ecclesiae Unitatem" - in English

  • After the exarchate was destroyed by the Lombards, the Lombard kings were desirous of becoming masters also of the city of Rome; nothing could certainly be more natural.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Roman bishops many lands of the exarchate, which was designated the

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Pepin the usurper gave, or was able to give, the exarchate of

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Placentia had been ceded to the holy see as a dependency of the exarchate, asserts that the Greek emperors were justly despoiled of their rights because they had excited the people against God.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • At a time when the court of Rome believed itself deficient in titles, it pretended that Charlemagne had confirmed the donation of the exarchate, and that he added to it Sicily, Venice, Benevento,

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • When Pope Stephen II. produced a letter from heaven, written in the hand of St. Peter, to Pepin, to complain of the grievances of the king of the Lombards, Astolphus, St. Peter does not mention in his letter that Pepin had made a present of the exarchate of

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • That they might be led to respect the Roman name, he ordered all that part of Italy adjoining to them, which had been under the exarchate of Ravenna, to be called Romagna.

    The History of Florence

  • The pope at Rome (Gregory II) likewise declared against the emperor's iconoclasm, and the population of the exarchate of Ravenna rose in revolt and made an alliance with the Lombards.



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