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Eparch \Ep"arch\, n. [Gr. ?; 'epi` over + ? chief, ? supreme power, dominion.] In ancient Greece, the governor or perfect of a province; in modern Greece, the ruler of an eparchy.


n. 1 (context historical Ancient Greece English) The governor or prefect of a province. 2 The ruler of an eparchy. 3 (context Eastern Orthodoxy English) The metropolitan bishop of a province or eparchy.

  1. n. a bishop or metropolitan in charge of an eparchy in the Eastern Church

  2. the governor or prefect of an eparchy in ancient Greece

Usage examples of "eparch".

Should the eparch require someone to order the guard, he will want you close at hand.

Even so, from the moment Eparch Nicephorus set foot in the villa that day, he did not stir so much as a pace without a full complement of armed barbarians.

Thinking that the eparch might be a devout man, I contrived to sing a verse or two of a psalm in his presence, once when it might seem as if I did not know he was nearby.

I will speak to the jarl eparch, and tell him he must get his own slave, or pay me for the use of mine.

Insofar as serving the eparch allowed me to report to the jarl items of interest he might not otherwise have learned, Harald was more than happy that my service should continue.

But, since the eparch could do as he pleased, I remained privy to many of the ensuing deliberations.

I came to know the eparch very well, and to respect his deep knowledge and even deeper sagacity.

Arabs then were extending the same courtesy to the eparch which they themselves expected.

The eparch understood this, and he appreciated the nobility behind it.

With respect, eparch, I would not like our leniency to be misconstrued as vacillation or weakness.

Facing one another, eparch and amir traded additional greetings and salutations for a time, including those of the lesser officials of both sides in their turn.

Amir Sadiq professed himself delighted that the eparch should enjoy himself so.

The voice droned on in an undulating chant, and we all fell silent to hear it, save the amir, who rose, bowed to the eparch, spoke a word and departed.

I came to know this because the eparch bade me observe in the kitchens and bring word of the arrangements as they progressed.

The master of the kitchen was a sour man called Flautus, who begrudged every demand the eparch placed upon him.