polyarchy

polyarchy

[pol-ee-ahr-kee]
noun, plural polyarchies.
a form of government in which power is vested in three or more persons.

Origin:
1600–10; poly- + -archy

polyarchic, polyarchical, adjective
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polyarchy (ˈpɒlɪˌɑːkɪ)
 
n , pl -chies
a political system in which power is dispersed
 
[C17: from poly- + -archy]

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