catholicos: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ku-thol'i-kus, -kos"), [key]
— pl. -cos•es, -coi
  1. (often cap.)
    1. any of the heads of certain autocephalous churches.
    2. (in some autocephalous churches) a primate subject to a patriarch and having authority over metropolitans.
  2. (in the early Christian church) the head of monasteries in the same city.
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