What does the word satrap mean?

Usage examples for satrap

  1. He belongs to one of the richest families in Sardis, and only ran away for fear of the powerful satrap Oroetes, with whom he had had a quarrel. – An Egyptian Princess, Volume 9. by Georg Ebers
  2. At last he retired to Tisaphernes, the king of Persia's satrap, for his security, and immediately became the first and most influential person about him. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  3. For two years the siege continued; then Damascus was taken, its last king slain, and its territory placed under an Assyrian satrap. – Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations by Archibald Sayce