triarchy

triarchy

[trahy-ahr-kee]
noun, plural triarchies.
1.
government by three persons.
2.
a set of three joint rulers; a triumvirate.
3.
a country divided into three governments.
4.
a group of three countries or districts, each under its own ruler.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Greek triarchía triumvirate. See tri-, -archy

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triarchy (ˈtraɪɑːkɪ)
 
n , pl -chies
1.  government by three people; a triumvirate
2.  a country ruled by three people
3.  an association of three territories each governed by its own ruler
4.  any of the three such territories

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