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Definition of the noun Tetrarch

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noun - plural: tetrarchs

  1. a governor of part of a country, especially of a fourth part of a province in ancient Rome
  2. an officer in charge of a fourth part of a phalanx in ancient Greece


Tetrarch is an American thrash metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, that was formed in 2007. They have released three EPs; their newest is entitled Relentless, which was released on March 19, 2013. Tetrarch is managed by Outerloop Management, who also manage bands such as We Came as Romans and Periphery.


"Tetrarch" is the second novel in Ian Irvine's The Well of Echoes quartet.

  • also known as "Tetrarch (Well of Echoes)"
  • language: English Language
  • genres: Fantasy, Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 2002
  • released in (13 years ago)


  1. Tetrarch is a fictional job title.
  2. Tetrarch is a job title, fictional job title.
  3. Tetrarch a.k.a. Second in Command of the Sacred Band of Stepsons: In the Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe and the Thieves' World shared fictional universe, the billet of Second in Command of the Sacred Band of Stepsons has been filled at various times by Fox, called Critias; Ace, called Straton; and Stealth, called Nikodemos. Since the commander of the Sacred Band doesn't sleep and heals from mortal wounds, the task effectively serving as second in command in a mercenary unit commanded by an immortalized warlord is a demanding one. Critias takes up the post soon after Tempus inherits ten Sacred Band pairs from Abarsis and augments them with thirty single mercenaries, forming the Stepsons. When Critias is summoned upcountry to fight in the assault on Wizardwall at Tempus's side, Straton becomes the interim commander of Stepsons in Sanctuary, responsible only to Tempus, and holds this post intermittently over the next five years, while Critias serves directly under Tempus throughout the Wizard Wars and during the Mygdonian campaign, until Tempus releases his fighters from service. When Tempus reforms the Band after securing a new base of operations on Lemuria, Critias takes up his old post, recalling the best of the the Sacred Band of Stepsons and 3rd Commando to active duty, including Straton and Niko. After the Battle of Sandia, Tempus promotes Nikodemos to serve as his hipparch and second in command and makes Critias his tetrarch and executive officer. As the Band grows from 50 Stepsons to the elite 360-strong cadre of Lemuria's armed forces, absorbing the Theban Sacred Band and the 3rd Commando and hand-picked shock troops, requirements for the second in command grow apace.
    • also known as Hipparch

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tetrarch

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Google previewA Year with St. Paul (1869)

Or, Fifty-two Lessons for the Sundays of the Year by Charles Eugene Knox

T Tetrarch is a Greek word, from tetros, a fourth, ...

Google previewThe Pictorial New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (1881)

by John Stevens Cabot Abbott, Jacob Abbott

A tetrarch is a ruler over a portion of a kingdom, possessing, in some respects, kingly powers. A governor, in the New Testament, is the ruler of a province, which was more directly dependent upon the government of Rome. Judea and the ...

Google previewThe New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (1878)

A tetrarch is a ruler over a portion of a kingdom, possessing, in some respects, kingly powers. A governor, in the New Testament, is the ruler of a province, which was more directly dependent upon the government of Rome. Judea and the ...

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

tetrarcha, from Gr. tetrarches = a tetrarch, from terr-.for ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II (2002)

by Chris Bishop

Tetrarch. Cniiser Tank Mk VI Crusader u' “E'UCruiser Tank Mk VIII. lack of a weapon heavier than a machine-gun In France in 1940 they were frequently incorrectly deployed as combat tanks and suffered accordingly, ...

Google previewThe New Unger's Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Merrill F. Unger

Philip II, the tetrarch, married this Salome. Tetrarchy. With characteristic accuracy, Luke (3:1) refers to this “Philip” and is confirmed in all particulars by Josephus and contradicted in none. This Jewish historian gives us definitely the countries ...

Google previewThe Christian's defensive dictionary (1837)

Being an alphabetical refutation of the general objections to the Bible by William Willcocks Sleigh

tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea, and the other ( Philip) tetrarch of Trachonitis and the neighbouring countries.* We have therefore .these two persons in the situations in which Saint Luke places them; and also, ...

Google previewCatholic Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Scott Hahn

TETRARCH A title literally meaning “ruler of one fourth." In Hellenic usage. it referred to a ruler of lesser rank than a king. such as a prince. Under the Romans, the tetrarch was a ruler over an eastern territory or province who enjoyed less ...

Google previewYoung Reader's Bible Dictionary (2011)

by Peg Augustine

The tetrarch is called a king, however, as Herod is in Matthew ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Holy Bible, for the Use of Schools and Young Persons (1835)

by Edward Robinson

TETRARCH is strictly the sovereign of the fourth part of a state or province. But in the N. T. it is a general title applied to those who governed any part of a kingdom or province, with an authority subject only to that of the Roman emperor.

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Terms (2011)

A Guide to the Language of Judaism by Ronald L. Eisenberg

Tetrarch(lit., “ruler of one-fourth” in Greek). After the death of Herod the Great, Judea was divided into four ...

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Small photo of The rightmost of the two tetrarch couples. Executed in porphyry granite, and currently installed on St Mark's Basilica, Venice More...

Scrabble value of T1E1T1R1A1R1C3H4

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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