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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A government headed by five joint rulers.

Usage examples (8)
  • Hence, the idea of a "pentarchy" - rule by five patriarchs - must be reconsidered without the biases of the intense nationalism we find in some quarters of modern...
  • But it fcems that, 'fetting afide the pentarchy, and
  • The restored pentarchy was not destined to last very long.
  • And, according to this theory, that pentarchy, which commenced with Slane, could not have ended but with Roderic. for more
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