alabarch

noun
al·​a·​barch | \ ˈa-lə-ˌbärk\
plural -s

Definition of alabarch

: the chief magistrate of the Jews at Alexandria under the Ptolemies and the Roman Empire

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First Known Use of alabarch

1658, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alabarch

Latin alabarches, from Greek alabarchēs, alteration of arabarchēs, from Arabia + Greek -archēs -arch

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