-archy

-archy

suff.
Rule; government: oligarchy.

[From words such as (mon)archy.]

-archy

n combining form
government; rule: anarchy; monarchy.
[from Greek -arkhia; see -arch]
-archic adj combining form
-archist n combining form

-archy

a combining form meaning “rule,” “government,” forming abstract nouns usu. corresponding to personal nouns ending in -arch: monarchy; oligarchy.
[Middle English -archie < Latin -archia < Greek]