heptarchy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin heptarchia, from Ancient Greek ἑπτά (heptá, hepta-: seven) + -αρχία (-arkhía, -archy: rule). Equivalent to hepta- +‎ -archy.

Noun[edit]

heptarchy (plural heptarchies)

  1. A government of seven people.
  2. The realm so ruled.
  3. A group of seven states, especially (historical) those in Anglo-Saxon Britain.

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References[edit]

  • "heptarchy, n.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.