archon

[ ahr-kon ]
/ ˈɑr kɒn /

noun

a higher magistrate in ancient Athens.
any ruler.

Origin of archon

1650–60; < Greek árchōn magistrate, ruler, noun use of present participle of árchein to be first, rule; see archi-

OTHER WORDS FROM archon

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

Derived forms of archon

archonship, noun

Word Origin for archon

C17: from Greek arkhōn ruler, from arkhein to rule
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