polemarch

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polemarch (ˈpɒlɪˌmɑːk)
 
n
(in ancient Greece) a civilian official, originally a supreme general
 
[C16: from Greek polemarchos, from polemos war + archos ruler]

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polemarch
"commander of the army," 1579, from Gk. polemarkhos, from polemos "war" + arkhos "leader, chief, ruler" (see archon).
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