sthapati स्थपति

Definition: m. (according to to some sthapati-,fr. caus. of1. sthā-) "place-lord", a king, chief, governor, head official (according to to ,"a vaiśya- or even a person of lower caste, who has celebrated the go-sava- sacrifice after being chosen king"; according to to others,"an āyogava- who is a town official"; see niṣāda-sth-)