noun phy·larch \ˈfīˌlärk\

Definition of phylarch



  1. 1a :  the chief ruler of an ancient Grecian phyle b :  the commander of the cavalry furnished by each ancient Athenian tribe

  2. 2 :  the magistrate or head of a recognized tribal division of any of the Asian provinces of the Roman empire


\(ˈ)fī¦lärkik\ or


\-kə̇kəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of phylarch

Latin phylarchus, from Greek phylarchos, from phylē + archos ruler — more at archi-

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