Definition of strategus
1 : a leader of an ancient and especially an ancient Greek army
2 : an officer associated with the hipparch as chief executive of the boule in the Achaean and Aetolian Leagues
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Origin and Etymology of strategus
Latin strategus, from Greek stratēgos — more at stratagem
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