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catholicos


catholicos


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catholicos  \Ca*thol"i*cos\,  n.  [NL.  See  {Catholic}.]  (Eccl.) 
  The  spiritual  head  of  the  Armenian  church,  who  resides  at 
  Etchmiadzin  Russia,  and  has  ecclesiastical  jurisdiction 
  over  and  consecrates  the  holy  oil  for  the  Armenians  of 
  Russia,  Turkey,  and  Persia,  including  the  Patriarchs  of 
  Constantinople,  Jerusalem,  and  Sis. 
 
  Note:  The  Patriarch  of  Constantinople  is  the  civil  head  of 
  the  Armenians  in  Turkey.