toparchy


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toparchy

Ancient History. a small state or division of a larger state, as Judea.
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The expression might have been intended to designate all settlements falling within the administrative jurisdiction of Tiberias, i.e., its toparchy. (78) We may assume that this pattern was followed throughout Palestine.
This gradual weakening of influence was also characteristic of a toparchy, whose more remote villages were under less influence than those nearer the central city.
(78.) Tiberias was an important toparchy in the Galilee.