[ trahy-ahr-kee ]
/ ˈtraɪ ɑr ki /
noun, plural tri·ar·chies.
government by three persons.
a set of three joint rulers; a triumvirate.
a country divided into three governments.
a group of three countries or districts, each under its own ruler.
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Example sentences from the Web for triarchy
Triarchy, trī′ar-ki, n. government by three persons: a state governed by three persons.
British Dictionary definitions for triarchy
/ (ˈtraɪɑːkɪ) /
noun plural -chies
government by three people; a triumvirate
a country ruled by three people
an association of three territories each governed by its own ruler
any of the three such territories
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