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harmost

[ hahr-most ]
/ ˈhɑr mɒst /
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noun

a person serving the ancient Spartans as governor of a subject or conquered town.

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Origin of harmost

1765–75; <Greek harmostḗs, derivative of harmózein to regulate, govern, join
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