trierarchy

trierarchy

[trahy-uh-rahr-kee]
noun, plural trierarchies. Greek History.
1.
the office of a trierarch.
2.
trierarchs collectively.
3.
(in Athens) the duty of fitting out or furnishing triremes for the public service.

Origin:
1830–40; < Greek triērarchía. See trierarch, -y3

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trierarchy (ˈtraɪəˌrɑːkɪ)
 
n , pl -chies
1.  the responsibility for fitting out a state trireme, esp in Athens
2.  the office of a trierarch
3.  trierarchs collectively

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