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dyarchy

[dahy-ahr-kee]
noun, plural dy·ar·chies.
  1. diarchy.
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Related formsdy·ar·chic, dy·ar·chi·cal, adjective

diarchy

or dy·ar·chy

[dahy-ahr-kee]
noun, plural di·ar·chies.
  1. 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
Related formsdi·ar·chi·al, di·ar·chic, adjective
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Historical Examples of dyarchy

  • The designation suited the early years of the Empire, in which a dyarchy of princeps and senate had been maintained.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3

    Various

  • As one Provincial Governor remarked to me, "We are in reality skipping the dyarchy stage."

    India, Old and New

    Sir Valentine Chirol


British Dictionary definitions for dyarchy

dyarchy

noun plural -chies
  1. a variant spelling of diarchy
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Derived Formsdyarchic, dyarchical or dyarchal, adjective

diarchy

dyarchy

noun plural -chies
  1. government by two states, individuals, etc
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Derived Formsdiarchic, diarchical, diarchal, dyarchic, dyarchical or dyarchal, adjective
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