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octarchy

[ok-tahr-kee] /ˈɒk tɑr ki/
noun, plural octarchies.
1.
a government by eight persons.
2.
a group of eight states or kingdoms.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; oct- + -archy
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octarchy

/ˈɒktɑːkɪ/
noun (pl) -chies
1.
government by eight rulers
2.
a confederacy of eight kingdoms, tribes, etc
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Contemporary definitions for octarchy
noun

a governmental body run by eight people; also, an alliance of eight states or governments

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