Definition of phylarchy in English:

phylarchy

noun

  • The office or jurisdiction of a phylarch; the system of government or administration by phylarchs.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Matthias Earbery (1690–1740), writer and nonjuring Church of England clergyman. From ancient Greek ϕυλαρχία office of a phylarch from ϕύλαρχος + -ία.

Pronunciation

phylarchy

/ˈfʌɪlɑːki/