1. a governor of a province in ancient Persia
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  • The king sent messengers on racing camels to the nearby satrapies with orders to dispatch provisions to him as quickly as possible, but the distances were too great for these calls to be easily answered. Alexander the Great
  • The ball has been thrown into the court of the central government of India by a wily satrap from a rival camp.
  • Satraps of both the empires assumed power in their own feudatory territories, the most important of the Vijayanagara remnants were the Nayaks of Madurai.
  • Alexander placed Ada on the throne of Caria as his satrap in the smoldering ruins of the city and stationed enough troops nearby to drive out the last of the Persians from their citadels. Alexander the Great
  • This district of Aeolis belonged to Pharnabazus,140 but had been held as a satrapy under him by a Dardanian named Zenis whilst he was alive; but when Zenis fell sick and died, Pharnabazus made preparation to give the satrapy to another. Hellenica
  • They wrote out all Mordecai's orders to the Jews, and to the satraps, governors and nobles of the 127 provinces stretching from India to Cush.
  • The capital was Ajmer and Delhi was a provincial satrapy.
  • He was familiar with most of the Greek poleis, Macedon, the satraps and cities along what is now the western Turkish coast, many of the isles in the Aegean, Persia and its holdings, Egypt, and many other Mediterranean cities. Kings and Poets
  • Mausolus was a satrap, or governor, in the Persian Empire, and his fabled tomb is the source of the word "mausoleum.
  • Contrast the free states of the world, while their freedom lasted, with the cotemporary subjects of monarchical or oligarchical despotism: the Greek cities with the Persian satrapies; the Italian republics and the free towns of Flanders and Germany, with the feudal monarchies of Europe; Switzerland, Holland, and England, with Austria or anterevolutionary France. Representative Government
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