- a federation of five states, each under an individual leader or ruler
- government by five rulers
Origin of pentarchyClassical Greek pentarchia: see penta- and amp; -archy
- Government by five rulers.
- A body of five joint rulers.
- An association or federation of five governments, each ruled by a different leader.
Origin of pentarchyGreek pentarkhia : penta-, penta- + -arkhia, -archy.
pent- +"Ž -archy