trierarchy

[ trahy-uh-rahr-kee ]
/ ˈtraɪ əˌrɑr ki /
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noun, plural tri·er·ar·chies. Greek History.

the office of a trierarch.
trierarchs collectively.
(in Athens) the duty of fitting out or furnishing triremes for the public service.

Nearby words

  1. triens,
  2. trient,
  3. trientes,
  4. trier,
  5. trierarch,
  6. tries,
  7. trieste,
  8. triethyl,
  9. triethyl orthoformate,
  10. triethylamine

Origin of trierarchy

From the Greek word triērarchía, dating back to 1830–40. See trierarch, -y3

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trierarchy

/ (ˈtraɪəˌrɑːkɪ) /

noun plural -chies Greek history

the responsibility for fitting out a state trireme, esp in Athens
the office of a trierarch
trierarchs collectively
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