archon

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noun ar·chon \ˈär-ˌkän, -kən\

Definition of archon

  1. 1 :  a chief magistrate in ancient Athens

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1579


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