Toparchy
Toparchy To"parch*y, n.; pl. {Toparchies}. [L. toparchia, Gr. ?. See {Toparch}.] A small state, consisting of a few cities or towns; a petty country governed by a toparch; as, Judea was formerly divided into ten toparchies. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

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  • toparchy — topar·chy …   English syllables

  • toparchy — /ˈtɒpaki/ (say topahkee) noun (plural toparchies) a small state or a division of a larger state, governed by a toparch; petty kingdom …   Australian English dictionary

  • toparchy — kē noun ( es) Etymology: Latin toparchia, from Greek, from toparchēs toparch + ia y : a small state or district consisting of a few cities or towns …   Useful english dictionary

  • Toparchies — Toparchy To parch*y, n.; pl. {Toparchies}. [L. toparchia, Gr. ?. See {Toparch}.] A small state, consisting of a few cities or towns; a petty country governed by a toparch; as, Judea was formerly divided into ten toparchies. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toparch —   n. ruler, especially of toparchy.    ♦ toparchy, n. petty state under a toparch …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • MODI'IN — (Heb. מוֹדִיעִים ,מוֹדִיעִין, or Modi im), town or village in the toparchy of Lydda, the family home of Mattathias the Maccabean and of his Hasmonean descendants; here the Maccabean revolt broke out (I Macc. 2:1, 15, 23; cf. Jos., Ant. 12–13).… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Toparch — To parch, n. [L. toparcha, Gr. ?; ? a place + ? to govern, to rule.] The ruler or principal man in a place or country; the governor of a toparchy. [1913 Webster] The prince and toparch of that country. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nablus — This article is about the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank, and its predecessor, the Roman city of Flavia Neapolis. For the biblical city of Shechem, at approximately the same location, see Shechem. Nablus Other transcription(s)… …   Wikipedia

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