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pentarchy

pentarchy

noun pen·tar·chy \ˈpen-ˌtär-kē\

Definition of PENTARCHY

:  a group of five countries or districts each under its own ruler or government

Origin of PENTARCHY

Greek pentarchia, from penta- + -archia -archy
First Known Use: circa 1586

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