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  1. polyarchy(Noun)

    A government by many persons, of whatever order or class.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polyarchy(noun)

    a government by many persons, of whatever order or class

    Etymology: [Poly- + -archy: cf. F. polyarchie. Cf. Polarchy.]


  1. Polyarchy

    In modern political science, the term polyarchy was introduced by Robert A. Dahl, now emeritus professor at Yale University, to describe a form of government in which power is vested in three or more persons. This form of government was first implemented in the United States and was gradually adopted by many other countries. According to Dahl, the fundamental democratic principle is that when it comes to binding collective decisions, each person in a political community is entitled to be given equal consideration to their interests. A polyarchy is a nation-state that has certain procedures that are necessary conditions for following the democratic principle. In semblance, the word polycracy describes the same form of government, although from a slightly different premise: A polycracy is a state ruled by more than one person, as opposed to monocracy. The word is derived from Greek poly which means "many" and kratos which means "rule" or "strength".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Polyarchy

    pol′i-ar-ki, n. government by many persons of whatever class.—n. Pol′yarchist. [Gr. polys, many, archein, to rule.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polyarchy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polyarchy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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