sa·​tra·​py | \ ˈsā-trə-pē How to pronounce satrapy (audio) , ˈsa-, -ˌtra-pē \
plural satrapies

Definition of satrapy

: the territory or jurisdiction of a satrap

Examples of satrapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The transcript reinforced Moscow’s lie that Ukraine is a decadent Western satrapy. The Economist, "A thaw in EU-Russia relations is starting," 12 Oct. 2019 Havana will not want to give up its oil-producing satrapy in Latin America. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Revolt in Venezuela," 23 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of satrapy

1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Satrapy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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