ephor

noun
eph·​or | \ˈe-fər, -ˌfȯr\

Definition of ephor 

1 : one of five ancient Spartan magistrates having power over the king

2 : a government official in modern Greece especially : one who oversees public works

Other Words from ephor

ephorate \ˈe-​fə-​ˌrāt \ noun

First Known Use of ephor

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ephor

Latin ephorus, from Greek ephoros, from ephoran to oversee, from epi- + horan to see — more at wary

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