satrap

noun
sa·​trap | \ ˈsā-ˌtrap also ˈsa-ˌtrap or ˈsa-trəp How to pronounce satrap (audio) \

Definition of satrap

1 : the governor of a province in ancient Persia
2a : ruler
b : a subordinate official : henchman

First Known Use of satrap

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for satrap

Middle English, from Latin satrapes, from Greek satrapēs, from Old Persian khshathrapāvan, literally, protector of the dominion

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