tetrarch

noun
te·trarch | \ˈte-ˌträrk, ˈtē-\

Definition of tetrarch 

1 : a governor of the fourth part of a province

2 : a subordinate prince

Other Words from tetrarch

tetrarchic \te-ˈträr-kik, tē- \ adjective

First Known Use of tetrarch

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tetrarch

Middle English, from Latin tetrarcha, from Greek tetrarchēs, from tetra- + -archēs -arch

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