Definition of Archons

1. Noun. (plural of archon) Chief magistrates of ancient Athens. ¹



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Definition of Archons

1. archon [n] - See also: archon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Archons

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archmagician
archmagicians
archmarshal
archmarshals
archmodernist
archmodernists
archmurderer
archmurderers
archnemeses
archnemesis
archness
archnesses
archo-
archon
archons (current term)
archonship
archonships
archontate
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archonts
archosaur
archosaurian
archosaurian reptile
archosaurians
archosauromorph
archosauromorphs
archosaurs
archpirate
archprelate

Literary usage of Archons

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In their new position as presidents of thc several courts, the archons received trial, and gave instructions for thc execution of the sentence. ..."

2. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest. With by William Smith (1897)
"Abolition of royalty. Life archons. Decennial archons. Annual archons. § 3. ... The nine archons and their functions. The senate of Areopagus. §6. ..."

3. The Constitutional Antiquities of Sparta and Athens by Gustav Gilbert (1895)
"Some magistrates, for instance the three senior archons, chose their own ... that this was so in the case of the assessors of the first three archons, ..."

4. History of Federal Government in Greece and Italy by Edward Augustus Freeman, John Bagnell Bury (1893)
"... cities.5 We also- find local archons in the several cities.6 Though many of the inscriptions which record the names of these archons are doubtless later ..."

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