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ephor

  

      n   pl   , -ors, -ori   (in ancient Greece) one of a board of senior magistrates in any of several Dorian states, esp. the five Spartan ephors, who were elected by vote of all full citizens and who wielded effective power  
     (C16: from Greek ephoros, from ephoran to supervise, from epi- + horan to look)  
  ephoral      adj  
  ephorate      n  
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