Trierarchy \Tri"er*arch`y\, n.; pl. {Trierarchises}. [ Gr. ?.] The office duty of a trierarch. [1913 Webster]

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  • trierarchy — [trī′ər är΄kē] n. pl. trierarchies [Gr triērarchia] 1. the rank, authority, or duties of a trierarch 2. trierarchs collectively 3. the system by which trierarchs built, outfitted, and maintained triremes for the state …   English World dictionary

  • Trierarchy — A Trierarchy is a debt similar to a tax, and a duty similar to being conscripted, in the Navy of ancient Athens this type of obligation is called a liturgy. The person (or persons) up on whom the duty fell is called a Trierarch. The Trierarch is… …   Wikipedia

  • trierarchy — noun Date: circa 1837 the ancient Athenian plan whereby individual citizens furnished and maintained triremes as a civic duty …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trierarchy — /truy euh rahr kee/, n., pl. trierarchies. Gk. Hist. 1. the office of a trierarch. 2. trierarchs collectively. 3. (in Athens) the duty of fitting out or furnishing triremes for the public service. [1830 40; < Gk trierarchía. See TRIERARCH, Y3] *… …   Universalium

  • trierarchy — noun a) A system in whereby triremes were commanded and maintained by citizens known as trierarchs. b) The collective noun for trierarchs …   Wiktionary

  • trierarchy — tri·er·ar·chy …   English syllables

  • trierarchy — tri•er•ar•chy [[t]ˈtraɪ əˌrɑr ki[/t]] n. pl. chies. (in ancient Greece) 1) anh the office of a trierarch 2) anh (in Athens) the civic duty of fitting out or furnishing triremes • Etymology: 1830–40; < Gk triērarchía. See trierarch, y III …   From formal English to slang

  • trierarchy — ˈtrīəˌrärkē, ˌrȧk , ki noun ( es) Etymology: Greek triērarchia, from triērarchos one who furnishes a trireme, commander of a trireme (from triērēs trireme akin to Greek treis three + archos arch) + ia y more at three : the ancient Athenian plan… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trierarchises — Trierarchy Tri er*arch y, n.; pl. {Trierarchises}. [ Gr. ?.] The office duty of a trierarch. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strategos — For the board game, see Stratego. Strategus redirects here. For the genus of beetle, see Strategus (beetle). Bust of an unidentified strategos with Corinthian helmet; Hadrianic Roman copy of a Greek sculpture of c. 400 BC Strategos, plural… …   Wikipedia

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