archon

noun
ar·​chon | \ ˈär-ˌkän How to pronounce archon (audio) , -kən \

Definition of archon

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

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Examples of archon in a Sentence

as archon of the nation's most prestigious university, he became something of a national figure
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First Known Use of archon

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for archon

Latin, from Greek archōn, from present participle of archein

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Last Updated

14 Sep 2021

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“Archon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archon. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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