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 for tetrarch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tetrarch \Te"trarch\, n. [L. tetrarches, Gr. ?, ?; te`tra- (see
     Tetra-) + ? a ruler, ? to lead; rule: cf. F. t['e]trarque.
     See Arch, a.] (Rom. Antiq.)
     A Roman governor of the fourth part of a province; hence, any
     subordinate or dependent prince; also, a petty king or
     sovereign.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tetrarch \Te"trarch\, a.
     Four. [Obs.] --Fuller.
     [1913 Webster]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Tetrarch
     strictly the ruler over the fourth part of a province; but the
     word denotes a ruler of a province generally (Matt. 14:1; Luke
     3:1, 19; 9:7; Acts 13:1). Herod and Phasael, the sons of
     Antipater, were the first tetrarchs in Palestine. Herod the
     tetrarch had the title of king (Matt. 14:9).
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Tetrarch, governor of a fourth part
  

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