octarchy

octarchy

[ok-tahr-kee]
noun, plural octarchies.
1.
a government by eight persons.
2.
a group of eight states or kingdoms.

Origin:
1795–1805; oct- + -archy

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octarchy (ˈɒktɑːkɪ)
 
n , pl -chies
1.  government by eight rulers
2.  a confederacy of eight kingdoms, tribes, etc

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Main Entry:  octarchy
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a governmental body run by eight people; also, an alliance of eight states or governments
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