logothete

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From mediaeval Latin logotheta, from Ancient Greek λογοθέτης (logothétēs, auditor of accounts), from λόγος (lógos, account) + stem of τιθέναι (tithénai, set) + -της (-tēs) agent suffix.

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logothete (plural logothetes)

  1. (historical) Any of various state officials or functionaries in the Byzantine Empire.
    • 1997, Bardas rode to the imperial pavilion, where he seated himself next to his nephew and listened with every show of attention while one of the Logothetes read out the morning report. — John Julius Norwich, A Short History of Byzantium (Penguin 1998, p. 149)