pentarchy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pent- +‎ -archy

Noun[edit]

pentarchy ‎(plural pentarchies)

  1. Government by five persons.
  2. A governing body consisting of five persons.
  3. A federation of five nations, each under its own government or ruler.
Number Noun
1 monarchy
2 biarchy / binarchy / diarchy / duumvirate
3 triarchy / triumvirate
4 tetrarchy / tetradarchy / quadrumvirate
5 pentarchy / quinumvirate
6 hexarchy
7 heptarchy
8 octarchy / octovirate
10 decarchy / decemvirate
12 dodecarchy
20 vigintivirate
26 vigintisexviri
100 hecatontarchy

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