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  1. the ruler of a small state or realm
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Derived Formstoparchy, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Greek toparchēs, from topos a place + -arch
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Historical Examples

  • Sabina's was also put back by the side of her husband's and the Toparch went home satisfied.

    The Emperor, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • He was doubtful whether Mr. Edmund de Valera would consent to be a toparch under Danish suzerainty.

  • There was a certain Augarus in early times, toparch of Edessa (for thus the kings of the different nations were called then).