Definition of turcopolier
: a high official of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem who is ex officio the commander of the turcopoles
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Origin and Etymology of turcopolier
alteration (influenced by French turcopolier, from Medieval Latin turcopolarius) of Middle English turkepler, from Medieval Latin turcopolarius, from turcopolus turcopole + Latin -arius -ary
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