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[hey-jee-uh] /ˈheɪ dʒi ə/

plural noun, Eastern Church.
the Eucharistic elements before or after the consecration.


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    [hag-ee-ahr-kee, hey-jee-] /ˈhæg iˌɑr ki, ˈheɪ dʒi-/ noun, plural hagiarchies. 1. . /ˈhæɡɪˌɑːkɪ/ noun (pl) -archies 1. government by saints, holy men, or men in holy orders 2. an order of saints n. “government by persons in holy orders,” 1826; see hagiology + -archy. Not to be confused with hagiocracy “government by persons considered holy” […]

  • Hagia sophia

    [iz-i-dawr-uh s, -dohr-] /ˌɪz ɪˈdɔr əs, -ˈdoʊr-/ noun 1. flourished 6th century a.d, Byzantine engineer. He was one of the architects of Hagia Sophia; (originally an Orthodox cathedral and currently a museum in Istanbul, Turkey).

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    1. a combining form meaning “saint,” “holy,” used in the formation of compound words: hagiography; hagiocracy. combining form 1. indicating a saint, saints, or holiness: hagiography

  • Hagiocracy

    [hag-ee-ok-ruh-see, hey-jee-] /ˌhæg iˈɒk rə si, ˌheɪ dʒi-/ noun, plural hagiocracies. 1. government by a body of persons esteemed as holy. 2. a state so governed. /ˌhæɡɪˈɒkrəsɪ/ noun (pl) -cies 1. government by holy men 2. a state, community, etc, governed by holy men

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