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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An officer in Ancient Greece having functions corresponding to those of a Justice of the Peace.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An officer in the Greek empire having functions corresponding to those of a justice of the peace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A justice or guardian of the peace in the eastern part of the Roman empire and under the Eastern and Byzantine empires.

Etymologies

Latin irenarcha, irenarches, from Ancient Greek, meaning "peace rule". (Wiktionary)

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