satrapy[sā′trə pē, sa′-]
the government, authority, or province of a satrap
Origin of satrapyFrench satrapie ; from Classical Latin satrapia ; from Classical Greek satrapeia
- 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).
- The territory governed by a satrap.