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A '''''terziere''''' (plural: '''''terzieri''''') is a subdivision of several towns in [[Italy]]. The word derives from ''[[wiktionary:terzo|terzo]]'', meaning "third"; and is thus used only for towns divided into three neighborhoods. ''Terzieri'' are most commonly met with in [[Umbria]], as for example at [[Trevi]], [[Spello]], [[Narni]] and [[Città della Pieve]]; towns divided into ''terzieri'' in other regions include [[Lucca]] in [[Tuscany]] and [[Macerata]] in the [[Marche]]. The medieval [[Lordship of Negroponte]], in the island of [[Euboea]], was also divided into three distinct rulerships, which were known as ''terzieri''.
Other Italian towns with more than three official neighborhoods are frequently divided into analogous [[quartiere|quartieri]] (4, whence the English word "quarter" to mean a neighborhood) or [[sestiere|sestieri]] (6); some towns merely refer to these neighborhoods by the non-number-specific ''[[rione|rioni]]''. ''Terzieri'', ''quartieri'', ''sestieri'', ''rioni'', and their analogues are usually no longer administrative divisions of these towns, but historical and traditional communities, most often seen in their sharpest relief in the town's annual [[palio]].
**[[Rioni of Rome]]