roitelet

noun
roi·​te·​let | \ ¦rȯitᵊl¦et, rwä‧tlā \
plural roitelets\ -​ets , -​ā \

Definition of roitelet

archaic
: a petty king

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First Known Use of roitelet

circa 1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roitelet

French, from Middle French, from roitel, roietel petty king (from Old French, diminutive of roi king, from Latin reg-, rex) + -et

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“Roitelet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roitelet. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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