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archon

[ ahr-kon ]
/ ˈɑr kɒn /
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noun

a higher magistrate in ancient Athens.
any ruler.

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Origin of archon

1650–60; <Greek árchōn magistrate, ruler, noun use of present participle of árchein to be first, rule; see archi-
ar·chon·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for archon

archon
/ (ˈɑːkɒn, -kən) /

noun

(in ancient Athens) one of the nine chief magistrates
archonship, noun
C17: from Greek arkhōn ruler, from arkhein to rule
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