or dy·ar·chy


noun, plural di·ar·chies.

government in which power is vested in two rulers or authorities.

Origin of diarchy

First recorded in 1825–35; di-1 + -archy
Related formsdi·ar·chi·al, di·ar·chic, adjective
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noun plural -chies

government by two states, individuals, etc
Derived Formsdiarchic, diarchical, diarchal, dyarchic, dyarchical or dyarchal, adjective
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