thesmothete

noun
thes·​mo·​thete | \ ˈthezməˌthēt \
plural -s

Definition of thesmothete

: lawgiver, legislator specifically : one of the six ancient Athenian junior archons

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History and Etymology for thesmothete

Greek thesmothetēs, from thesmos law + thetēs one who sets, lays down, from tithenai to put, lay down

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“Thesmothete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thesmothete. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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