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 (sā′trə-pē, -trăp′ē, săt′rə-pē)
n. pl. sa·tra·pies
1. The territory or sphere under the rule of a satrap.
2. A nation, state, territory, or area controlled as if by a satrap: "No military legions from the West are going to liberate their Eastern European satrapies" (John Hughes).
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n, pl -trapies
(Historical Terms) the province, office, or period of rule of a satrap
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(ˈseɪ trə pi, ˈsæ-)

n., pl. -trap•ies.
the province or jurisdiction of a satrap.
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Persian Empire, the system of provincial governments ruled by satraps, each of whom answered to the Persian emperor.
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