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trierarchy

[trahy-uh-rahr-kee] /ˈtraɪ əˌrɑr ki/
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
1830-1840
1830-40; < Greek triērarchía. See trierarch, -y3
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trierarchy

/ˈtraɪəˌrɑːkɪ/
noun (Greek history) (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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