Definition of archonship in US English:



  • See archon

    • ‘Epicurus died in the second year of the 127th Olympiad, in the archonship of Pytharatus, at the age of 72.’
    • ‘After the war, Aristides was instrumental in making the archonships open to all male citizens.’
    • ‘In addition, anyone convicted of dishonouring his parents could be struck off the citizen-lists and was considered automatically disqualified from an archonship, or from the right to address the people.’
    • ‘This took place in the archonship of Hegesias, five years after the first establishment of his rule.’
    • ‘His popular support and his membership to the council of the Areopagus, following his archonship in 525, probably gave Cleisthenes the authority to begin to install the democratic system.’