[ok-tahr-kee] /ˈɒk tɑr ki/
noun, plural octarchies.
a government by eight persons.
a group of eight states or kingdoms.
noun (pl) -chies
government by eight rulers
a confederacy of eight kingdoms, tribes, etc
a governmental body run by eight people; also, an alliance of eight states or governments
/ˌɒktəˈruːn/ noun 1. a variant spelling of octoroon
[ok-tuh-stahyl] /ˈɒk təˌstaɪl/ adjective, Architecture. 1. having eight columns in the front, as a temple or portico.
[ok-tuh-took, -tyook] /ˈɒk təˌtuk, -ˌtyuk/ noun 1. the first eight books of the Old Testament, consisting of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, or a volume containing them.
[ok-tuh-vey-luh nt] /ˌɒk təˈveɪ lənt/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. having a valence of eight. /ˌɒktəˈveɪlənt/ adjective 1. (chem) having a valency of eight