triarchy

noun tri·ar·chy \ ˈtrī-ˌär-kē \

Definition of triarchy

plural triarchies
1 :government by three persons :triumvirate
2 :a country under three rulers

Origin and Etymology of triarchy

Greek triarchia, from tri- + -archia -archy


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