Meaning of satrapate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsatrəpeɪt/ /ˈseɪtrəpeɪt/


  • A province or other administrative division governed by a satrap; (chiefly in extended use) a semi-autonomous region which is within or subordinate to another state; the government of such a region. Formerly also (and in earliest use): †the ruler of such a division or region, a satrap (obsolete).


Early 18th century; earliest use found in Matthias Earbery (1690–1740), writer and nonjuring Church of England clergyman. From satrap + -ate.