pentarchy

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noun pen·tar·chy \ˈpen-ˌtär-kē\

Definition of pentarchy

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

Origin and Etymology of pentarchy

Greek pentarchia, from penta- + -archia -archy


First Known Use: circa 1586


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