satrapy[sā′trə pē, sa′-]
noun pl. satrapies
Origin: Fr satrapie < L satrapia < Gr satrapeia
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noun pl. sa·tra·pies
- The territory or sphere under the rule of a satrap.
- A nation, state, territory, or area controlled as if by a satrap: “No military legions from the West are going to liberate their Eastern European satrapies” (John Hughes).