octarchy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From octo- +‎ -archy, after the pattern of heptarchy &c.

Noun[edit]

octarchy (plural octarchies)

  1. A group of eight states.
  2. A government of eight people.

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References[edit]

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