phylarch

noun
phy·​larch | \ ˈfīˌlärk \
plural -s

Definition of phylarch

1a : 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

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Other Words from phylarch

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

History and Etymology for phylarch

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

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“Phylarch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phylarch. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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