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di·ar·chyalso dy·ar·chy (dī′är′kē)
n. pl. di·ar·chies also dy·ar·chies
Government by two joint rulers.
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n, pl -chies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government by two states, individuals, etc
diˈarchic, diˈarchical, diˈarchal, dyˈarchic, dyˈarchical, dyˈarchal adj
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or dy•ar•chy(ˈdaɪ ɑr ki)
n., pl. -chies.
a government in which power is vested in two rulers or authorities.
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a government controlled by two rulers; biarchy. — diarch, dyarch, n.See also: Government
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