A '''primate''' is the presiding [[bishop]] of an ecclesiastical jurisdiction
and region. Usually, ''primate'' refers to the first hierarch of an [[autocephalous]] and [[autonomous]] [[Orthodox Church]]. Less often, it is used to refer to the ruling bishop of an [[archdiocese]] and [[diocese]].
will be the first among equals of all his brother bishops of the jurisdiction or diocese of which he is first hierarch, or he will be usually elected by the [[Holy Synod]] out of which he may not serve.