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ˈdaɪ ɑr kidi·archy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diarchy, dyarchynoun

    a form of government having two joint rulers


  1. diarchynoun

    A form of government where power is shared between two joint authorities.


  1. diarchy

    Diarchy is a form of government in which two individuals, known as diarchs, hold joint authority. The two may share executive, legislative, judicial or other powers. The term derives from the Greek "δι-," di- meaning "double" and "αρχία," -archy meaning "rule". It was initially used to denote the Roman Republic's system of government, under which power was split between two consuls.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diarchynoun

    a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in two persons

  2. Etymology: [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + to rule.]


  1. Diarchy

    Diarchy, from the Greek δι- "twice" and αρχια, "rule", is a form of government in which two individuals, the diarchs, are the heads of state. In most diarchies, the diarchs hold their position for life and pass the responsibilities and power of the position to their children or family when they die. Diarchy is one of the oldest forms of government. Diarchies are known from ancient Sparta, Rome, Carthage as well as from Germanic and Dacian tribes. Several ancient Polynesian societies exhibited a diarchic political structure as well. Ranks in the Inca Empire were structured in moieties, with two occupants of each rank, but with different prestige, one hanan and one hurin. In modern usage diarchy means a system of dual rule, whether this be of a government or of an organization. Such 'diarchies' are not hereditary. Modern examples of diarchies are the Principality of Andorra, whose heads of state are the President of France and the Bishop of Urgell; the Republic of San Marino, with two collegial Captains Regent; and the Kingdom of Swaziland, where the joint heads of state are the king and his mother.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diarchy

    dī′ar-ki, n. a form of government in which two persons are jointly vested with supreme power—less correctly Dī′narchy. [Formed from Gr. di-, two, archein, to rule.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diarchy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diarchy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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