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

Word History


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

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“Thesmothete.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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