Crossword clues for exarch
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Exarch \Ex"arch\, n. [L. exarchus, Gr. ? ? commander; ?,?, out + ? to lead, rule: cf. F. exarque.] A viceroy; in Ravenna, the title of the viceroys of the Byzantine emperors; in the Eastern Church, the superior over several monasteries; in the modern Greek Church, a deputy of the patriarch, who visits the clergy, investigates ecclesiastical cases, etc.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 (context historical English) In the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine%20Empire, a governor of a distant province. 2 In the Eastern Christian Churches, the deputy of a patriarch, or a bishop who holds authority over other bishops without being a patriarch. 3 In these same churches, a bishop appointed over a group of the faithful not yet large enough or organized enough to constitute an eparchy or diocese.
n. a bishop in one of several Eastern Orthodox churches in North America
a bishop in eastern Christendom who holds a place below a patriarch but above a metropolitan
a viceroy who governed a large province in the Roman Empire
In the Byzantine Empire, an exarch (; exarchos) was a governor with extended authority over a province at some distance from the capital Constantinople. The prevailing situation frequently involved him in military operations.
In the Eastern Christian Churches ( Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic), the term exarch has two distinct uses: the deputy of a patriarch, or a bishop who holds authority over other bishops without being a patriarch (thus, a position between that of patriarch and metropolitan); or, a bishop appointed over a group of the faithful not yet large enough or organized enough to be constituted an eparchy/diocese (thus the equivalent of a vicar apostolic).
An exarch was a military governor within the Byzantine Empire and still is a high prelate in certain Christian churches.
In fiction, exarch can mean:
- In the Dark Ages continuation of BattleTech, the title of Exarch is that of the elected chief executive of the Republic of the Sphere.
- In the fictional Warhammer 40,000 universe, the title of Exarch is given to squad leaders of the various Aspect Warrior Shrines of the Eldar race.
- In the fictional Warcraft universe, the title of Exarch is given to military leaders of the Draenei race, as seen in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade.
- In Mage: the Awakening, the Exarchs are rumored to be the secret masters of reality, ancient Atlantean mages who ascended to the throne of godhood and now rule the world invisibly through their puppets, the Seers of the Throne.
In biology, exarch can mean:
- A pattern of Xylem development
Usage examples of "exarch".
His acceptability to the Emperor Kalif and the College of Exarchs seemed a foregone conclusion, given the support of the Emeritus Kalif.
Scopas Eyosra sent a message to you two gentlemen urging you to come to Maghu because Exarch Aleikon was starting to come unhinged.
Desiderius kept faith at first, and proceeded to resign the districts to the pope, according to the agreement made with Pepin, so that an exarch was no longer sent from Constantinople to Ravenna, but it was governed according to the will of the pope.