tetrarch

noun
te·​trarch | \ ˈte-ˌträrk How to pronounce tetrarch (audio) , 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 How to pronounce tetrarch (audio) , 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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“Tetrarch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrarch. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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