Tetrarchy
Tetrarchy Tet"rarch*y, n.; pl. {Tetrarchies}. [L. tetrarchia, Gr. ?: cf. F. t['e]trarchie.] (Rom. Antiq.) The district under a Roman tetrarch; the office or jurisdiction of a tetrarch; a tetrarchate. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tetrarchy — (Greek: leadership of four [people] ) can be applied to any system of government where power is divided between four individuals. The term is usually used to refer to the tetrarchy instituted by Roman Emperor Diocletian in 293 and lasted until c …   Wikipedia

  • tetrarchy — [te′trär kāt΄, tē′trär kit; te′trär΄kit, tē′truar΄kitte′trär΄kē, tē′trär΄kē] n. pl. tetrarchies 〚L tetrarchia < Gr〛 1. the rule or territory of a tetrarch 2. government by four persons: Also tetrarchate [te′trär kāt΄, tē′trär kit; te′trär΄kit,… …   Universalium

  • tetrarchy — [te′trär kāt΄, tē′trär kit; te′trär΄kit, tē′truar΄kitte′trär΄kē, tē′trär΄kē] n. pl. tetrarchies [L tetrarchia < Gr] 1. the rule or territory of a tetrarch 2. government by four persons: Also tetrarchate [te′trär kāt΄, tē′trär kit; te′trär΄kit …   English World dictionary

  • tetrarchy — I. ˈte.ˌträrkē, ˈtē.ˌ noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English tetrarchie, from Latin tetrarchia, from Greek, from tetrarchēs tetrarch + ia y 1. : the district, office, or jurisdictio …   Useful english dictionary

  • tetrarchy — noun (plural chies) Date: 15th century government by four persons ruling jointly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tetrarchy — noun Historically, an empire that was ruled by four rulers. Syn: quadrumvirate …   Wiktionary

  • Tetrarchy —    The term means the rule of four, referring to the new form of government established by Diocletian (q.v.) in 293. Two augustii, Diocletian in the East and Maximian (q.v.) in the West, ruled each half of the empire. Each augustus (q.v.) had a… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • tetrarchy — government by four people Forms of Government …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Tetrarchy (Judea) — The Tetrarchy of Judea was formed following the death of Herod the Great in 4 BC, when his kingdom was divided between his sons as an inheritance. It persisted into the first century, until the kingdom was re united under Herod Agrippa I in… …   Wikipedia

  • Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy (306–324) — The Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy were a series of conflicts between the co emperors of the Roman Empire, starting in 306 AD with the usurpation of Maxentius and the defeat of Severus, and ending with the defeat of Licinius at the hands of… …   Wikipedia

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