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archon

(in ancient Athens) one of the nine chief magistrates.
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This is the second international conference that the Archons are organizing on freedom of religion.
The decision to introduce the Archon title was not unanimous, however.
Armanios is careful not to dismiss entirely the roles of patriarchs and bishops, and she demonstrates particularly well in a chapter on eighteenth-century Coptic pilgrimages to Jerusalem the frequently interdependent rather than entirely competitive nature of the relationships between lay archons and upper clergy.
More than 3,000 archons (members) and archousai (wives) attended the Grand Boule Centennial Celebration, the largest gathering in the history of the fraternity, which is oftentimes called the Boule, meaning, in fraternity parlance, "a council of noblemen.
The name was also applied to a council of former archons, who assembled there.