- any ruler of a fourth part, division, etc.
- a subordinate ruler.
- one of four joint rulers or chiefs.
- the ruler of the fourth part of a country or province in the ancient Roman Empire.
Origin of tetrarch
Examples from the Web for tetrarchy
They called it the Club of the Tetrarchy, because they thought it grand to have a Greek name.Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Edward E. Hale
One place in Peræa and three in Philip's tetrarchy, with their events.Outline Studies in the New Testament for Bible Teachers
Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
At the time mentioned by Luke the territory of Abila, or Abilene, was no longer a tetrarchy.The Christ
John Eleazer Remsburg
He also gave him the tetrarchy of Lysanias, 27 and changed his iron chain for a golden one of equal weight.The Antiquities of the Jews
- the ruler of one fourth of a country
- a subordinate ruler, esp of Syria under the Roman Empire
- the commander of one of the smaller subdivisions of a Macedonian phalanx
- any of four joint rulers
Word Origin and History for tetrarchy
late Old English tetrarche "ruler of one of four divisions of a kingdom or province," from Late Latin tetrarcha, from Greek tetrarkhes "leader of four companies, tetrarch," from tetra- "four" (see tetra-) + arkhein "to rule" (see archon). Applied generally to subordinate rulers in the Roman Empire, especially in Syria.