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satrap

noun sa·trap \ˈsā-ˌtrap also ˈsa-ˌtrap or ˈsa-trəp\

Definition of SATRAP

1
:  the governor of a province in ancient Persia
2
a :  ruler
b :  a subordinate official :  henchman
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Origin of SATRAP

Middle English, from Latin satrapes, from Greek satrapēs, from Old Persian khshathrapāvan, literally, protector of the dominion
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Foreign Functionary Terms

count, despot, emir, wardrobe, yeoman

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