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What (who) is exarchate - definition

SECULAR OR ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION WHOSE ADMINISTRATIVE INCUMBENT IS STYLED EXARCH

Exarchate         
·noun The office or the province of an Exarch.
exarchate         
['?ks?:ke?t]
¦ noun historical a Byzantine province governed by an exarch.
Syriac Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate of Turkey         
SYRIAC CATHOLIC PATRIARCHAL EXARCHATE OF TURKEY
Syrian Patriarchal Exarchate of Turkey; Turkey of the Syrians; Syrian Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate of Turkey; Turkey of the Syriacs
The Syriac Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate of Turkey (informally Turkey of the Syriacs) is the presence of the Syriac Catholic Church in Turkey.

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Exarchate

An exarchate is any territorial jurisdiction, either secular or ecclesiastical, whose ruler is called an exarch. Byzantine Emperor Justinian I created the first exarchates during his invasion of the former Western Roman Empire, and the term is still used for naming some of the smaller communities of Eastern Rite Catholics as well as Eastern Orthodox Christians.

Examples of use of exarchate
1. Police officers and members of the riot squad were sent to guard the Exarchate.
2. Archbishop Theofanis tried to gain access to the Exarchate, the Jerusalem Patriarchate’s base in the central Athenian district of Plaka, but found the doors to the church locked.
3. The archbishop will take charge of the Exarchate, the Jerusalem Patriarchate’s base in the central Athenian district of Plaka, from Archimandrite Theoktistos, who is a supporter of the ousted patriarch, Irenaios.
4. Police were called to the courtyard of the Exarchate and the two men were taken to the nearby Acropolis police station, where they filed official complaints against each another.
5. With the approval of the Patriarchate’s three–man legal team, Theofanis called a locksmith to help him open the doors but was foiled by the arrival of Archimandrite Theoktistos, who had until recently been in charge of the Exarchate.