[ trahy-uh-rahr-kee ]
/ ˈtraɪ əˌrɑr ki /
noun, plural tri·er·ar·chies. Greek History.
the office of a trierarch.
(in Athens) the duty of fitting out or furnishing triremes for the public service.
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Of the extraordinary liturgies, the trierarchy was the most important.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for trierarchy
/ (ˈtraɪəˌrɑːkɪ) /
noun plural -chies Greek history
the responsibility for fitting out a state trireme, esp in Athens
the office of a trierarch
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