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Meaning of TETRARCH

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Te"trarch\, n. [L. tetrarches, Gr. ?, ?; te`tra- (see
    {Tetra-}) + ? a ruler, ? to lead; rule: cf. F. t['e]trarque.
    See {Arch}, a.] (Rom. Antiq.)
    A Roman governor of the fourth part of a province; hence, any
    subordinate or dependent prince; also, a petty king or
    sovereign.
    
    
  2. \Te"trarch\, a.
    Four. [Obs.] --Fuller.
    
    
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

strictly the ruler over the fourth part of a province; but the word denotes a ruler of a province generally (Matt. 14:1; Luke 3:1, 19; 9:7; Acts 13:1). Herod and Phasael, the sons of Antipater, were the first tetrarchs in Palestine. Herod the tetrarch had the title of king (Matt. 14:9).

 

 

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