Definition of politarch in English:

politarch

noun

  • A civic magistrate or governor in some cities of the eastern part of the Roman Empire, such as Thessalonica.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Conybeare (1815–1857), Church of England clergyman and author. From Hellenistic Greek πολιτάρχης civic magistrate (Acts 17:6) from ancient Greek πολίτης citizen + -αρχης.

Pronunciation

politarch

/ˈpɒlɪtɑːk/