noun eph·or \ˈe-fər, -ˌfr\

Definition of EPHOR

:  one of five ancient Spartan magistrates having power over the king
:  a government official in modern Greece; especially :  one who oversees public works
eph·or·ate \ˈe-fə-ˌrāt\ noun

Origin of EPHOR

Latin ephorus, from Greek ephoros, from ephoran to oversee, from epi- + horan to see — more at wary
First Known Use: 1579


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