noun pol·i·tarch \ˈpäləˌtärk\

Definition of politarch



  1. :  a municipal magistrate in countries of the eastern Mediterranean under the Roman Empire the seven politarchs who rules the city — United Presbyterian Magazine

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Origin and Etymology of politarch

Greek politarchēs, from politēs citizen + -archēs -arch

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