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ephors


ephors


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ephor  \Eph"or\,  n.;  pl  {Ephors},  L.  {Ephori}.  [L.  ephorus,  Gr 
  ?,  fr  ?  to  oversee;  ?  +  ?  to  see:  cf  F.  ['e]phore.]  (Gr. 
  Antiq.) 
  A  magistrate;  one  of  a  body  of  five  magistrates  chosen  by  the 
  people  of  ancient  Sparta.  They  exercised  control  even  over 
  the  king.