Taxiarch

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Taxiarch (Gr. Antiq) An Athenian military officer commanding a certain division of an army.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n taxiarch An ancient Greek military officer commanding a company or battalion, or more usually a larger division of an army, as a cohort or a brigade. In the Greek Church, St. Michael is commonly called “the Taxiarch” as the captain of the celestial armies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Taxiarch tak′si-ärk the commander of an ancient Greek taxis or battalion.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. and ; a division of an army, a brigade (from to arrange, array) + to rule