Ephors

• (pl. ) of Ephor
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ephors

ephors (ef'urz) [Gr.,=overseers], in ancient Greece, magistrates in several Dorian states. In Sparta they comprised an executive, legislative, and judicial board of five Spartan citizens. This annually elected board functioned from at least the 8th cent. B.C. until it was abolished (c.227 B.C.) ...
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