Definition of satrapy in English:



  • A province governed by a satrap.

    • ‘Of all the warlord satrapies of China it was economically the strongest.’
    • ‘The state and its provincial pygmy satrapies are intruding into every area of life.’
    • ‘Once Alexander had destroyed the professional core of Persians and mercenary Greeks at Issus, Darius had to rely on levies from outlying satrapies.’
    • ‘After Alexander's death, Seleucus gained the satrapy of Babylonia, which was to form the core of his later kingdom.’
    • ‘The empire's satrapies stretched from the Indus to the Aegean, and delicate reliefs on the walls of the Apadana Palace depict Libyans, Ethiopians, Egyptians, Turks and others bearing tributes to Darius.’
    • ‘Born in New Delhi in 1941, when the Raj had less than a decade left in existence, he has not let the twilight of the British Empire impede him from becoming governor-general of his own satrapy.’
    • ‘Cast steles from Persepolis depict subject nations bringing gifts from satrapies as far apart as Lydia (western Turkey) and India to honour the ‘king of kings’.’
    • ‘The capital was Ajmer and Delhi was a provincial satrapy.’
    • ‘François Georges-Picot, the French delegate at the secret negotiations that divided the Ottoman Empire into British, French and Russian satrapies, laid out France's dubious claim to Mosul and the area around it.’
    • ‘The show presents its monumental architecture, its military might, the way it controlled and administered its dominions through provincial satrapies and the network of roads that traversed its vast distances.’
    • ‘In the first decade of the sixth century, the Persians invaded Thrace and made it part of the satrapy of Skudra.’