mayor of the palace

Etymology: translation of Medieval Latin mayor palatii
: an official under the Frankish kings who originally was the chief officer of the royal household, later prime minister, and under the later Merovingians practically sovereign

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one of a line of hereditary administrative lieutenants to the Merovingian kings who eventually took over royal function and title in the Frankish kingdoms; a palatine.
[1520-30; trans. of ML major domus; see MAJOR-DOMO]

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Mayor of the Palace (historical)
In Merovingian France, the king's major-domo or prime minister, the real ruler
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