noun, plural eph·ors, eph·or·i [ef-uh-rahy]. /ˈɛf əˌraɪ/.
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Origin of ephor
OTHER WORDS FROM ephoreph·or·al, adjectiveeph·or·ate [ef-uh-reyt, -er-it], /ˈɛf əˌreɪt, -ər ɪt/, eph·or·al·ty [ef-er-uhl-tee], /ˈɛf ər əl ti/, noun
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He also gave out that he intended to remain in office as Ephor for the next year as well.
Fixed antiquities must be reported by the discoverer to the Ephor General or one of the ephors of antiquities or other official.How to Observe in Archaeology|Various
He was here met by Diphridas the Ephor, who brought him orders to invade Bœotia immediately.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.|Plutarch
Upon this the same Ephor asked him whether he repented of what he had done.
Ephor, ef′or, n. a class of magistrates whose office apparently originated at Sparta, being peculiar to the Doric states.