octarchy

government by eight people

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • octarchy — /ok tahr kee/, n., pl. octarchies. 1. a government by eight persons. 2. a group of eight states or kingdoms. [1795 1805; OCT + ARCHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • octarchy — noun a) A government consisting of eight people b) An alliance of eight countries …   Wiktionary

  • octarchy — oc·tarchy …   English syllables

  • octarchy — /ˈɒktaki/ (say oktahkee) noun (plural octarchies) 1. a government by eight persons. 2. a group of eight states or kingdoms. {oct + archy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • octarchy —   n. government by eight persons; alliance of eight independent governments …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • octarchy — ˈäkˌtärkē noun ( es) Etymology: octa + archy 1. : a government by eight persons 2. : a confederacy of Anglo Saxon kingdoms considered as having eight rulers compare heptarchy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Forms of Government — It has been suggested that every government which has ever existed has been a prime example of kakistocracy, or the rule of the worst, but this list of 169 different types of leadership suggests that that might be a bit too simplistic. Each of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • heptarchy — /heptarkiy/ A government exercised by seven persons, or a nation divided into seven governments. In the year 560, seven different monarchies had been formed in England by the German tribes, namely, that of Kent by the Jutes; those of Sussex,… …   Black's law dictionary

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