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Meaning of stauropegion

stau•ro•pe•gi•on

Pronunciation: (stäv"rô-pē'yē-ôn Eng. stav"rō-pē'jē-on"), [key]
— pl. -gi•a
  1. (in an autocephalous church) a monastery subject directly to the primate.
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