Definition of epistates in US English:

epistates

noun

  • An overseer, a superintendent; (Ancient Greek History) an official having a supervisory role in the Athenian Council and Assembly.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Noah Biggs (fl. 1651), medical practitioner and social reformer. From (i) classical Latin epistatēs overseer, steward, supervisor.

Pronunciation

epistates

/ɪˈpɪstətiːz/