satrap

Part of speech: noun

a governor of a province in ancient Persia

Part of speech: noun

Satrapy.

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Usage examples "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.", 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", 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", Archibald Sayce.