duarchy

[ doo-ahr-kee, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu ɑr ki, ˈdyu- /

noun, plural du·ar·chies.

a government or form of government in which power is vested equally in two rulers.

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Origin of duarchy

1580–90; <Latin du(o) two + -archy
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Example sentences from the Web for duarchy

  • In 1868, after revolution and restoration, the old order changed, and duarchy and feudalism passed away.

    The Religions of Japan|William Elliot Griffis