- the ruler of a small state or realm
C17: from Greek toparchēs, from topos a place + -arch
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Sabina's was also put back by the side of her husband's and the Toparch went home satisfied.The Emperor, Complete
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).