turcopolier

noun

tur·​co·​po·​lier
plural -s
: a high official of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem who is ex officio the commander of the turcopoles

Word History

Etymology

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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“Turcopolier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turcopolier. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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