the ruler of a people, tribe, or nation.
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How to use ethnarch in a sentence
In the following year he was by popular decree invested with absolute powers, being appointed leader, high priest and ethnarch.
The Judan ethnarch of the town, who had been appointed or confirmed by Aretas Philodemus, sought to take him prisoner.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6) | Heinrich Graetz
Onias was recognised by the Judans as head, or prince of the race (ethnarch).History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6) | Heinrich Graetz
They obtained from the ethnarch, who governed Damascus in the name of Hrath, an order to arrest him.The Apostles | Ernest Renan
This is the word he uses for 'ethnarch,' Contra Flaccum, § 10.The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study | William Heaford Daubney
British Dictionary definitions for ethnarch
the ruler of a people or province, as in parts of the Roman and Byzantine Empires
- ethnarchy, noun
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