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[pen-tahr-kee] /ˈpɛn tɑr ki/

noun, plural pentarchies.
a government by five persons.
a governing body of five persons.
a federation of five nations, each under its own government or ruler.
noun (pl) -chies
government by five rulers
a ruling body of five
a union or association of five kingdoms, provinces, etc, each under its own ruler
a country ruled by a body of five


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