Definition of octarchy in English:

octarchy

Line breaks: oc|tarchy
Pronunciation: /ˈɒktɑːki/

noun

(plural octarchies) rare
  • 1A state or region consisting of eight autonomous regions.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] Government by eight rulers.

Origin

late 18th century: from octa- 'eight' + -archy, on the pattern of heptarchy.

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