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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.


"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 (12 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

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Google previewchristian words the organic of the wesleyan reform union (1870)

The word tetrarch means a governor of the fourth part of a province, without wearing the diadem, or assuming the title of king. Galilee was a province of Palestine, its length was about seventy-five miles, and its breadth fifty-five. It was bounded ...

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

by Chris Bishop

Tetrarch. Cruiser Tank Mk VI Crusader Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Cromwell. 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 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 previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

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

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)


Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus (2014)

by Craig A. Evans

Since the Herodian family is hopelessly confusing, many think that thegospel writers had confused thisHerod with Philip the tetrarch, wholater marriedHerodias « daughter, Salome. However plausible this may seematfirst sight,itis indefensible ...

Google previewThe New Unger's Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Merrill F. Unger

A tetrarch or governor of the region known as Abilene. This country was drained by the Abana River and located between Baalbek on the N side of Mt. Hermon and Damascus. This Lysanias ruled in the time of John the Baptist (Luke 3:1) in the ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

TETRARCH, te'trark, tet'riirk (riTpipxns. tetrdrches): As the name indicates it signifies a prince, who governs one-fourth of a domain or kingdom. The Greeks first used the word. Thus Philip of Macedon divided Thessaly into four "tetrarchies .

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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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