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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hep·tar·chy /ˈhɛpˌtɑrki/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hep·tarch·y n.  A government by seven persons; also, a country under seven rulers.
 Note:The word is most commonly applied to England, when it was divided into seven kingdoms; as, the Saxon heptachy, which consisted of Kent, the South Saxons (Sussex), West Saxons (Wessex), East Saxons (Essex), the East Angles, Mercia, and Northumberland.