from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A governor of a province in ancient Persia.
- n. A ruler.
- n. A subordinate bureaucrat or official: "The satraps of Capitol Hill will not sit idly by” ( David Nyhan).
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- n. A governor of a Persian province.
- n. A petty ruler.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The governor of a province in ancient Persia; hence, a petty autocrat despot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A governor of a province under the ancient Persian monarchy; hence, a viceroy or petty prince acting under an autocratic superior; figuratively, a despotic official under a tyrant.
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- n. a governor of a province in ancient Persia
Chosroes, or the artifice of Heraclius, soon alienated the mind of that powerful satrap from the service of his king and country.
If Bessus killed Darius and took the throne, that would drag out the fight, especially as the satrap was a skilled warrior and general who had the loyalty of the Bactrians and other eastern provinces.
Krüger thinks, of Eastern Armenia; Tiribazus being called satrap of
Massingberd, &c. As to umbrellas, there are Oriental scholars who can inform your inquirers that the word "satrap" is traceable to words whose purport is, the bearer of an umbrella.
 A "satrap" was originally a governor of a province in ancient
A Saka satrap Bhumaka established Scythian power on the northwest coast (c.
(sunny), the scribe or secretary of Kehum, who was a kind of satrap of the conquered province of Judea and of the colony of
"satrap," "palladium," and "Argus-eyed" in the proof, with little relevancy as to position or place, and no perceptible effect as to argument.
Gift, a Persian governor (Heb. pehah, i.e., "satrap;" modern
Anglian priests went on a mission to the heathen Saxons, and, while waiting for the decision of the "satrap," "devoted themselves to prayer and psalm-singing, and daily offered to God the sacrifice of the Saving