- one of the chief magistrates of ancient Athens
- a ruler or chief officer
Origin: Classical Greek archōn ; from archein: see arch-
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- A high official; a ruler.
- One of the nine principal magistrates of ancient Athens.
- An authoritative figure; a leader: archons of cultural modernism.
Origin: Latin archōn, from Greek arkhōn, from present participle of arkhein, to rule.
- arˈchon·shipˌ noun