tri·​ar·​chy ˈtrī-ˌär-kē How to pronounce triarchy (audio)
plural triarchies
: government by three persons : triumvirate
: a country under three rulers

Examples of triarchy in a Sentence

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Word History


Greek triarchia, from tri- + -archia -archy

First Known Use

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of triarchy was circa 1656

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“Triarchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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