triarchy

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noun tri·ar·chy \ˈtrī-ˌär-kē\

Definition of triarchy

plural

triarchies

  1. 1 :  government by three persons :  triumvirate

  2. 2 :  a country under three rulers

Origin and Etymology of triarchy

Greek triarchia, from tri- + -archia -archy


First Known Use: circa 1656


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