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- n. The ruler of a phyle in Ancient Greece.
- n. A tribal chief, magistrate, or other local ruler.
- n. Athenian hipparch, head of an Athenian clan in battle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chief of a phyle, or tribe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient Greece, the chief or head of a tribe; in Athens, the commander of the cavalry of a tribe, the ten phylarchs being under the orders of the two state hipparchs, the commanders-in-chief of the cavalry.
And the tribes of the city have no other than one common phylarch, which is the court of aldermen and the common council, for which cause they elect not at their muster the first list called the prime magnitude.
Nor is it reasonable to suppose that they will be deaf to such an argument, since the very desire to hold the office of phylarch itself proclaims a soul alive to honour and ambition.
The other day in the Market I saw a phylarch with flowing ringlets; he was on horseback, and was pouring into his helmet the broth he had just bought at an old dame's still.
'Tother day in the Market I saw a phylarch with flowing ringlets; he was a-horseback, and was pouring into his helmet the broth he had just bought at an old dame's stall.
A phylarch I lately saw, mounted on horse-back, dressed for the part with long ringlets and all,/Stow in his helmet the omelet bought steaming from an old woman who kept a food-stall.
These sheikhs were acknowledged as such by the Roman emperors who gave them the title of phylarch.
This word is used to denote the phylarch or chief of a tribe (Gen. 36: 15-43; Ex. 15: 15; 1 Chr. 1: 51-54).
All and every one of these magistrates, together with the justices of peace, and the jurymen of the hundreds, amounting in the whole number to threescore and six, are the prerogative troop or phylarch of the tribe.
They have power also to put such national ministers, as in preaching shall intermeddle with matters of government, out of their livings, except the party appeals to the phylarch, or to the Council of Religion, where in that case the censors shall prosecute.
The custos rotulorum is to return the yearly muster-rolls of the tribe, as well that of the youth as of the elders, to the rolls in emporium, and is the third magistrate of the phylarch.