trierarchy(redirected from trierarchies)
n. pl. tri·er·ar·chies
1. The authority or office of the commander of a trierarch.
2. The ancient Athenian system whereby individual citizens furnished and maintained triremes as a part of their public duty.
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n, pl -chies
1. (Historical Terms) the responsibility for fitting out a state trireme, esp in Athens
2. (Historical Terms) the office of a trierarch
3. (Historical Terms) trierarchs collectively
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tri•er•ar•chy(ˈtraɪ əˌrɑr ki)
n., pl. -chies. (in ancient Greece)
1. the office of a trierarch.
2. (in Athens) the civic duty of fitting out or furnishing triremes.
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an ancient Athenian policy allowing private citizens, as part of their civic duty, to fit out triremes for the defense of the city.See also: War
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