From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Polemarch \Pol"e*march\, noun [Gr. ?; ? war + ? leader, from ? to be first.] (Gr. Antiq.) In Athens, originally, the military commanderin-chief; but, afterward, a civil magistrate who had jurisdiction in respect of strangers and sojourners. In other Grecian cities, a high military and civil officer.
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