[ pol-ee-ahr-kee ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌɑr ki /
noun, plural pol·y·ar·chies.
a form of government in which power is vested in three or more persons.
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
OTHER WORDS FROM polyarchypol·y·ar·chic, pol·y·ar·chi·cal, adjective
Words nearby polyarchy
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Example sentences from the Web for polyarchy
Polyarchy, pol′i-ar-ki, n. government by many persons of whatever class.
British Dictionary definitions for polyarchy
/ (ˈpɒlɪˌɑːkɪ) /
noun plural -chies
a political system in which power is dispersed
Word Origin for polyarchy
C17: from poly- + -archy
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