archon

noun ar·chon \ ˈär-ˌkän , -kən \

Definition of archon

1 : a chief magistrate in ancient Athens
2 : a presiding officer

Examples of archon in a Sentence

  1. as archon of the nation's most prestigious university, he became something of a national figure

Origin and Etymology of archon

Latin, from Greek archōn, from present participle of archein


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