mayor of the palace

: an official under the Frankish kings who originally was the chief officer of the royal household, later prime minister, and under the later Merovingians practically sovereign

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translation of Medieval Latin mayor palatii

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“Mayor of the palace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mayor%20of%20the%20palace. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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