ecclesiarch

ecclesiarch
  n. church ruler.
   ♦ ecclesiarchy, n. government by clerics.

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  • Ecclesiarch — Ec*cle si*arch, n. [LL. ecclesiarcha, fr. Gr. ? church + ? to rule: cf. F. eccl[ e]siarque.] An official of the Eastern Church, resembling a sacrist in the Western Church. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ecclesiarch — (v. gr.), oberster Kirchenvorstehe Ecclesiarchie, Aufsicht über die Kirche, Kirchengewalt, Kirchenherrschaft …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ecclesiarch — /i klee zee ahrk /, n. Eastern Ch. a sacristan, esp. of a monastery. [1775 85; < MGk ekklesiarchés. See ECCLESIA, ARCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • ecclesiarch — [ɪk li:zɪα:k] noun archaic a ruler of a Church. Origin C18: from Gk ekklēsia church + arkhos leader …   English new terms dictionary

  • ecclesiarch — ec·cle·si·arch …   English syllables

  • ecclesiarch — /əˈkliziak/ (say uh kleezeeahk) noun 1. a bishop with very high rank or authority within the Christian church, especially in the Eastern Roman Empire. 2. Eastern Church a sacristan. {ecclesi(a) + arch} …  

  • ecclesiarch — /akliyziyark/ The ruler of a church …   Black's law dictionary

  • ecclesiarch — /akliyziyark/ The ruler of a church …   Black's law dictionary

  • ecclesiarch — lēzēˌärk noun ( s) Etymology: ecclesi + arch 1. : a high church official or ruling prelate 2. [Middle Greek ekklēsiarchēs, from Greek ekklēsia church + archēs arch] : a sacristan in the Eastern Church …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sisters of Battle — infobox title = Adepta Sororitas label1 = Race data1 = Human (exclusively female) label2 = Leader data2 = Abbess of Adepta Sororitas label3 = Military forces data3 = Convent Sanctorum Convent Prioris label4 = Non military data4 = Orders… …   Wikipedia

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