- government in which power is vested in two rulers or authorities.
Origin of diarchy
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This diarchy was to hold for both the central and provincial governments.The New World of Islam
Diarchy, dī′ar-ki, n. a form of government in which two persons are jointly vested with supreme power—less correctly Dī′narchy.
The diarchy, however, as might have been expected, was found not to work very successfully in practice.Pyrrhus
- government by two states, individuals, etc
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