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