from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The ruler of a place or country; the governor of a toparchy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The ruler or principal man in a place or country; the governor of a toparchy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The governor of a district or toparchy.
It is, indeed, believed that, in the time of Tiberius, there was a toparch of Edessa who had passed from the service of the Persians into that of the Romans, but his epistolary correspondence has been considered by all good critics as a chimera.
He was doubtful whether Mr. EDMUND DE VALERA would consent to be a toparch under Danish suzerainty.
The toparch, Turlogh O'Connor, was the friend of O'Rourke, and forced Dermod to make restitution, but the husband and lover, of course, remained bitter enemies; and when O'Connor died, the new chieftain,
The king, who is severely ill, writes thus “Abgar, toparch of Edessa, to Jesus the excellent Saviour, who has appeared in the country of Jerusalem; greeting.