trierarchy

noun
tri·​er·​ar·​chy | \ ˈtrī(-ə)-ˌrär-kē How to pronounce trierarchy (audio) \

Definition of trierarchy

: the ancient Athenian plan whereby individual citizens furnished and maintained triremes as a civic duty

First Known Use of trierarchy

circa 1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Trierarchy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trierarchy. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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