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ethnarch (n.)

1640s, from Latinized form of Greek ethnarkhes, from ethnos "nation, a people" (see ethnic) + arkh- "chief, first" (see archon).

updated on September 12, 2014

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Definitions of ethnarch from WordNet

ethnarch (n.)
the ruler of a province (as in the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire) or certain religious rulers with secular authority;
the election of Makarios III to archbishop gave him the status of the ethnarch of Cyprus
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