noun (plural -pies) Date: 1603 the territory or jurisdiction of a satrap

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  • Satrapy — Sa trap*y (?; 277), n.; pl. {Satrapies}. [L. satrapia, satrapea, Gr. ?: cf. F. satrapie.] The government or jurisdiction of a satrap; a principality. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • satrapy — [sā′trə pē, sa′trə pē] n. pl. satrapies [Fr satrapie < L satrapia < Gr satrapeia] the government, authority, or province of a satrap …   English World dictionary

  • satrapy —    From the time of the Medes and the Persians on, a province within one of the ancient empires that spanned Mesopotamia and neighboring regions of the Near East. The ruler of a satrapy was called a satrap, a term derived from the Old Persian… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • satrapy — /say treuh pee, sa /, n., pl. satrapies. the province or jurisdiction of a satrap. [1595 1605; < L satrapia < Gk satrapeía, equiv. to satrape , s. of satrápes SATRAP + ia Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • satrapy — noun The territory governed by a satrap …   Wiktionary

  • satrapy — n. province or domain ruled by a satrap (in ancient Persia) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • satrapy — [ satrəpi] noun (plural satrapies) a province governed by a satrap …   English new terms dictionary

  • satrapy — n. Principality, princedom …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • satrapy — satra·py …   English syllables

  • satrapy — sa•trap•y [[t]ˈseɪ trə pi, ˈsæ [/t]] n. pl. trap•ies anh the province or jurisdiction of a satrap • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

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