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di·ar·chy

also dy·ar·chy (dī′är′kē)
n. pl. di·ar·chies also dy·ar·chies
Government by two joint rulers.
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diarchy

(ˈdaɪɑːkɪ) or

dyarchy

n, pl -chies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government by two states, individuals, etc
diˈarchic, diˈarchical, diˈarchal, dyˈarchic, dyˈarchical, dyˈarchal adj
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di•ar•chy

or dy•ar•chy

(ˈdaɪ ɑr ki)

n., pl. -chies.
a government in which power is vested in two rulers or authorities.
[1825–35]
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diarchy, dyarchy

a government controlled by two rulers; biarchy. — diarch, dyarch, n.
See also: Government
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diarchy - a form of government having two joint rulers
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power
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The report dissects the ills that have befallen the UPA- II government in the background of perceived policy paralysis, coalition compulsions, a diarchal power- sharing system with Congress president Sonia Gandhi, a string of scams and the fallout of the anti- graft crusade by Team Anna.