Heptarchic Hep*tar"chic, a. [Cf. F. heptarchique.] Of or pertaining to a heptarchy; constituting or consisting of a heptarchy. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

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  • heptarchic — adjective see heptarchal * * * heptarˈchic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑hepta …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heptarchy — • By the term heptarchy is understood that complexus of seven kingdoms, into which, roughly speaking, Anglo Saxon Britain was divided for nearly three centuries, until at last the supremacy, about the year 829, fell definitely and finally into… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • heptarchy — heptarch, heptarchist, n. heptarchic, heptarchical, heptarchal, adj. /hep tahr kee/, n., pl. heptarchies. 1. (often cap.) the seven principal concurrent Anglo Saxon kingdoms supposed to have existed in the 7th and 8th centuries. 2. government by… …   Universalium

  • heptarchy — [ hɛptα:ki] noun (plural heptarchies) a state or region consisting of seven autonomous regions. ↘government by seven rulers. Derivatives heptarchic tα:kɪk adjective heptarchical tα:kɪk(ə)l adjective Origin C16: from …   English new terms dictionary

  • heptarchy — /ˈhɛptaki/ (say heptahkee) noun (plural heptarchies) 1. a government by seven persons. 2. a group of seven states or kingdoms, each under its own ruler. {hept(a) + archy} –heptarch, noun –heptarchic /hɛpˈtakɪk/ (say hep tahkik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • heptarch —   n. member of heptarchy.    ♦ heptarchal,    ♦ heptarchic, a.    ♦ heptarchy, n. government by seven persons; group of seven allied but independent kingdoms, especially of   Anglo Saxon England …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • heptarchy — n. (pl. ies) 1 a government by seven rulers. b an instance of this. 2 hist. the supposed seven kingdoms of the Angles and the Saxons in Britain in the 7th 8th c. Derivatives: heptarchic adj. heptarchical adj. Etymology: HEPTA after tetrarchy …   Useful english dictionary

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