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- n. Any of various state officials or functionaries in the Byzantine Empire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- An accountant; under Constantine, an officer of the empire; a receiver of revenue; an administrator of a department.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, an accountant; hence, an officer of the Byzantine empire, who might be
- n. the public treasurer
- n. the head of any administrative department, or
- n. the chancellor of the empire.
- n. In the Gr. Ch., the chancellor or keeper of the patriarchal seal of the Patriarch of Constantinople.
From mediaeval Latin logotheta, from Ancient Greek λογοθέτης (logothetēs, "auditor of accounts"), from λόγος (logos, "account") + stem of τιθέναι (tithenai, "set") + -της (-tēs) agent suffix. (Wiktionary)