• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tetrarch (Rom. Antiq) A Roman governor of the fourth part of a province; hence, any subordinate or dependent prince; also, a petty king or sovereign.
    • a Tetrarch Four.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tetrarch One of any group of rulers or chiefs.
    • tetrarch In botany, having four centripetally developed xylem plates: said of some radial vascular cylinders.
    • n tetrarch A stele which has four plerome strands.
    • n tetrarch In the Roman empire, the ruler of the fourth part of a country or province in the East; a viceroy; a subordinate ruler.
    • n tetrarch The commander of a subdivision of a Greek phalanx.
    • tetrarch Four principal or chief.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tetrarch tet′rärk or tē′ under the Romans, the ruler of the fourth part of a province: a subordinate prince: the commander of a subdivision of a Greek phalanx
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tetrarches, Gr. , ; te`tra-see Tetra-) + a ruler, to lead; rule: cf. F. tétrarque,. See Arch (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., tetra-, four, archēs, a ruler.


In literature:

Her sister was wife of Philip, tetrarch of Gaulonitis and Batanaea.
"The Jacket (The Star-Rover)" by Jack London
He had been appointed tetrarch at the capture of Drepanum.
"Salammbo" by Gustave Flaubert
Many of these were purveyors to the tetrarch; others were the servants of his expected guests, arriving in advance of their masters.
"Herodias" by Gustave Flaubert
And now Herod the tetrarch, who was in great favor with Tiberius, built a city of the same name with him, and called it Tiberias.
"The Antiquities of the Jews" by Flavius Josephus
Then I prove by incontestable documents that Herod the Tetrarch was my direct ancestor, and so forth.
"The Robbers A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
This was astonishing information to the Tetrarch.
"The Wolf's Long Howl" by Stanley Waterloo
John, who was called the Baptist, was slain by Herod the tetrarch at his castle at Machserus, by the Dead Sea.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
In Samaria and Judea soldiers were under the command of the procurator; they took orders from the tetrarch, in Galilee and Perea.
"The Life of Jesus of Nazareth" by Rush Rhees
Herod Antipas is distinctively called the tetrarch in Matt.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
After having made the Tetrarch swear by his own life to grant her wish, whatever it might be, she is ready to comply with his wish.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley