[ ok-tahr-kee ]
/ ˈɒk tɑr ki /
noun, plural oc·tar·chies.
a government by eight persons.
a group of eight states or kingdoms.
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British Dictionary definitions for octarchy
/ (ˈɒktɑːkɪ) /
noun plural -chies
government by eight rulers
a confederacy of eight kingdoms, tribes, etc
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