phylarch

noun phy·larch \ ˈfīˌlärk \

Definition of phylarch

plural -s
1 a :the chief ruler of an ancient Grecian phyle
b :the commander of the cavalry furnished by each ancient Athenian tribe
2 :the magistrate or head of a recognized tribal division of any of the Asian provinces of the Roman empire

phylarchic

\(ˈ)fī¦lärkik\ or phylarchical \-kə̇kəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of phylarch

Latin phylarchus, from Greek phylarchos, from phylē + archos ruler


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