Heptarchy meaning

hĕptärkē
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The informal confederation of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms from the fifth to the ninth century, consisting of Kent, Sussex, Wessex, Essex, Northumbria, East Anglia, and Mercia.
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(place) The supposed confederacy of seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.
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(place) The kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England before the 9th cent. a.d.
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Government by seven people.
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A state governed by seven people, or an association of seven states (as in Anglo-Saxon Britain)
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Origin of heptarchy

  • From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • hepta- +‎ -archy

    From Wiktionary