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diarchy

or dy·ar·chy

[ dahy-ahr-kee ]
/ ˈdaɪ ɑr ki /
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noun, plural di·ar·chies.
government in which power is vested in two rulers or authorities.
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Origin of diarchy

First recorded in 1825–35; di-1 + -archy

OTHER WORDS FROM diarchy

di·ar·chi·al, di·ar·chic, adjective
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How to use diarchy in a sentence

  • The diarchy, however, as might have been expected, was found not to work very successfully in practice.

    Pyrrhus|Jacob Abbott
  • Diarchy, dī′ar-ki, n. a form of government in which two persons are jointly vested with supreme power—less correctly Dī′narchy.

  • This diarchy was to hold for both the central and provincial governments.

    The New World of Islam|Lothrop Stoddard
  • So ran the mind of him whom the mocking Gog and Magog of the deserts diarchy had put on a false trail to desolation.

    Dust of the Desert|Robert Welles Ritchie

British Dictionary definitions for diarchy

diarchy

dyarchy

/ (ˈdaɪɑːkɪ) /

noun plural -chies
government by two states, individuals, etc

Derived forms of diarchy

diarchic, diarchical, diarchal, dyarchic, dyarchical or dyarchal, adjective
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