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In the Byzantine Church, an ecclesiastic who lived continually with a bishop, especially in the capacity of a domestic chaplain and in order to bear witness to the purity of the bishop's moral life. Later the word was used of a dignitary associated as counsellor with a prelate who subsequently succeeded to his office.

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