pentarchical

pentarchy

[pen-tahr-kee]
noun, plural pentarchies.
1.
a government by five persons.
2.
a governing body of five persons.
3.
a federation of five nations, each under its own government or ruler.

Origin:
1580–90; < Greek pentarchía. See pent(a)-, -archy

pentarch, noun
pentarchical, adjective
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pentarchy (ˈpɛntɑːkɪ)
 
n , pl -chies
1.  government by five rulers
2.  a ruling body of five
3.  a union or association of five kingdoms, provinces, etc, each under its own ruler
4.  a country ruled by a body of five
 
pen'tarchical
 
adj

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