triarchy[trī′är kē, -är′-]
- government by three rulers; triumvirate
- a country governed by three rulers
- a country with three districts, each governed by its own ruler
Origin: Gr triarchia: see tri- and amp; -archy
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noun pl. tri·ar·chies
- Government by three people; a triumvirate.
- A country governed by three rulers.