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- n. Formerly, in continental Europe, the chief physician of a prince or city.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Chief physician; -- a term applied, on the continent of Europe, to the first or body physician of princes and to the first physician of some cities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chief physician: a title first given by the Roman emperors to their chief physicians, and now applied on the continent of Europe to the first or body physician of a prince, and to the first physician of some cities; specifically, in Russia, the first imperial physician.
Although Nero appointed the first archiater, the name is not commonly used in Latin until the time of
_Andromachus_, the elder, was physician to Nero, and the first archiater.
_Andromachus_, the younger, was the son of the first archiater, and was, like his father, physician to Nero.
When an _archiater sancti palati_ ceased attendance on the Emperor he took the title of ex-archiater.
Mesopotamia, archiater and presbyter (d. 536), at an early date translated the works of Dionysius into Syriac.
There he pradlifed with fuch reputation and fuccefs, that he foon arrived at the head of his pro - feffion; and in the year 17749 upon the death of M. Senac, he was appointed archiater.
_archiater_, which means "chief of the physicians."