alabarch

noun al·a·barch \ˈa-lə-ˌbärk\

Definition of alabarch

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of alabarch

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


First Known Use: 1658


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