Toparchies
Toparchy To"parch*y, n.; pl. {Toparchies}. [L. toparchia, Gr. ?. See {Toparch}.] A small state, consisting of a few cities or towns; a petty country governed by a toparch; as, Judea was formerly divided into ten toparchies. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

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