polyarchy

[pol-ee-ahr-kee]

noun, plural pol·y·ar·chies.

a form of government in which power is vested in three or more persons.

Nearby words

  1. polyandry,
  2. polyangiitis,
  3. polyangular,
  4. polyanion,
  5. polyanthus,
  6. polyarteritis,
  7. polyarteritis nodosa,
  8. polyarthric,
  9. polyarthritis,
  10. polyarthritis rheumatica acuta

Origin of polyarchy

First recorded in 1600–10; poly- + -archy

Related formspol·y·ar·chic, pol·y·ar·chi·cal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for polyarchic

polyarchy

noun plural -chies

a political system in which power is dispersed

Word Origin for polyarchy

C17: from poly- + -archy

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