noun, plural eph·ors, eph·or·i [ef-uh-rahy] /ˈɛf əˌraɪ/.
Origin of ephor
Examples from the Web for ephor
He was here met by Diphridas the Ephor, who brought him orders to invade Bœotia immediately.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.|Plutarch
Ephor, ef′or, n. a class of magistrates whose office apparently originated at Sparta, being peculiar to the Doric states.
In 560 (or 556) he acted as ephor, an office which he is even said to have founded.
Chilo, the Lacedaemonian ephor, is placed also among the seven.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Upon this the same Ephor asked him whether he repented of what he had done.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV|Aubrey Stewart