|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Resistance, a chief priest, a contemporary of the high priest Joiakim (Nehemiah 12:12).
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
me-ra'-ya, me-ri'-a (merayah, "contumacious"): A priest in the time of Joiakim son of Jeshua, and head of the priestly house of Seraiah to which Ezra belonged (Nehemiah 12:12; compare Ezra 7:1).
Meraiah (1 Occurrence)
Nehemiah 12:12 In the days of Joiakim were priests, heads of fathers' houses : of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)