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tetrarch

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noun te·trarch \ˈte-ˌträrk, ˈtē-\

Definition of tetrarch

  1. 1 :  a governor of the fourth part of a province

  2. 2 :  a subordinate prince

tetrarchic

play \te-ˈträr-kik, tē-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of tetrarch

Middle English, from Latin tetrarcha, from Greek tetrarchēs, from tetra- + -archēs -arch


First Known Use: 12th century


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