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[hep-tahr-kee] /ˈhɛp tɑr ki/

noun, plural heptarchies.
(often initial capital letter) the seven principal concurrent Anglo-Saxon kingdoms supposed to have existed in the 7th and 8th centuries.
government by seven persons.
an allied group of seven states or kingdoms, each under its own ruler.
noun (pl) -chies
government by seven rulers
a state divided into seven regions each under its own ruler


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