from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
Nicephorus, the general logothete (i.e., the imperial treasurer), became emperor, and the prospect of union was dead.
The logothete abjured the schism in the name of the emperor Michael Palæologus; and the pope, while Te Deum was sung, stood with his cheeks all the time bathed in tears.
By his direction, a collection of historical examples of vice and virtue was compiled in fifty-three books, and _Simeon Metaphrastes_, the great logothete, or chancellor of the empire, composed his Lives of the
The empress-regent and her son did not assist in person at the sessions, but they were represented there by two high officials: the patrician and former consul, Petronius, and the imperial chamberlain and logothete John, with whom was associated as secretary the former patriarch, Nicephorus.
In 1247 he was made imperial prothonotary and logothete of the Kingdom of Sicily and thus the sole head of the imperial chancellery.
Mr. Roosevelt has added to the picturesqueness of political invective by describing Mr. Wilson's last Presidential message as "worthy of a Byzantine logothete."
He took a humorous delight in mystifying the public with recondite allusions, sending everyone to the dictionary to look out "Byzantine logothete," and to the Bible and cyclopedia to find Armageddon.
He had held the position of grand logothete,  but he had been deposed by Mourtzouphlos.
The one list which has been left us by the Greek logothete professes to give account of only the larger statues which were sent to the melting-pot.
He had no temptation to remain in the North, for Cassiodorus was no longer here, having withdrawn a twelvemonth ago to his own country by the Ionian Sea, and there entered the monastery founded by himself; at Ravenna ruled the logothete Alexandros, soon to win a surname from his cleverness in coin-clipping.
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