polemarch

noun
pol·​e·​march | \ ˈpäləˌmärk \
plural -s

Definition of polemarch

: a chieftain or military commander in ancient Greece especially : the third archon in ancient Athens presiding at the court and having jurisdiction over the causes of the metics

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History and Etymology for polemarch

Greek polemarchos, from polemos war + archos ruler

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“Polemarch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polemarch. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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