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Meaning of ephor

eph•or

Pronunciation: (ef'ôr, ef'ur), [key]
— pl. -ors, -or•i
  1. one of a body of magistrates in various ancient Dorian states, esp. at Sparta, where a body of five was elected annually by the people.
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