satrap (SAY-trap, SAT-rap) noun
1. A governor of a province in ancient Persia.
2. A subordinate ruler or official.
[Middle English satrape, from Latin satrapes, from Greek satrapes, from Old
Persian khshathrapavan, protector of the county.]
"No longer Hollywood's satrap in Germany, Mr Kirch is venturing into a new
arena: digital television."
Lion in winter, The Economist (London, UK), Mar 9, 1996.
This week's theme: words to describe people.
Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely. -Erma
Bombeck, author (1927-1996)