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noun, plural nom·ar·chies.
  1. one of the provinces into which modern Greece is divided.
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Origin of nomarchy

First recorded in 1650–60, nomarchy is from the Greek word nomarchía rule of a province. See nomarch, -y3
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Historical Examples

  • Achaia with Elis now forms a nomarchy of the kingdom of Greece.

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  • At the present day Arcadia forms a nomarchy of the kingdom of Greece.

  • Acarna′nia, the most westerly portion of Northern Greece, together with tolia now forming a nomarchy with a pop.

British Dictionary definitions for nomarchy


noun plural -chies
  1. any of the provinces of modern Greece; nome
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Word Origin

C19: from Greek; see nome, -archy
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