diarchy

diarchy

[dahy-ahr-kee]
noun, plural diarchies.
government in which power is vested in two rulers or authorities.
Also, dyarchy.


Origin:
1825–35; di-1 + -archy

diarchial, diarchic, adjective
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diarchy or dyarchy (ˈdaɪɑːkɪ)
 
n , pl -chies
government by two states, individuals, etc
 
dyarchy or dyarchy
 
n
 
di'archic or dyarchy
 
adj
 
di'archical or dyarchy
 
adj
 
di'archal or dyarchy
 
adj
 
dy'archic or dyarchy
 
adj
 
dy'archical or dyarchy
 
adj
 
dy'archal or dyarchy
 
adj

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diarchy

system of double government introduced by the Government of India Act (1919) for the provinces of British India. It marked the first introduction of the democratic principle into the executive branch of the British administration of India. Though much-criticized, it signified a breakthrough in British Indian government and was the forerunner of India's full provincial autonomy (1935) and independence (1947). Dyarchy was introduced as a constitutional reform by E.S. Montagu (secretary of state for India, 1917-22) and Lord Chelmsford (viceroy of India, 1916-21).

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