Definition of diarchy in English:

diarchy

Syllabification: di·ar·chy
Pronunciation: /ˈdīˌärkē
 
/
(also dyarchy)

noun (plural diarchies)

Government by two independent authorities (especially in India 1919–35).
More example sentences
  • Nigerian intellectuals, in particular, and African intellectuals, in general, have also debated other alternative forms of democracy similar to diarchy.
  • This system of dyarchy was abolished by the Government of India Act, which gave the provincial assemblies full responsibility for government.
  • Raymond Barre told the UDF group in parliament in September 1983 that according to de Gaulle there could be no diarchy at the summit of the state; a president faced by a hostile Assembly would either have to dissolve it or himself resign.

Origin

late 19th century: from di-1 'two' + Greek arkhia 'rule', on the pattern of monarchy.

Derivatives

diarchal

Pronunciation: /dīˈärkəl/
adjective
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  • On the termination of the First World War, another installment of reforms was conferred in 1920, which created a diarchal form of Government placing wider powers in Indian hands, by associating them increasingly with civil administration and putting the " transferred subjects’ under the direct control of responsible Ministers.
  • As the women's revolution begins to have its effect upon the fabric of society, transforming it from patriarchy into something that never existed before - into a diarchal situation that is radically new, it will, I believe, become the greatest single potential challenge to Christianity to rid itself of its oppressive tendencies or go out of business.

diarchic

Pronunciation: /dīˈärkik/
adjective
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  • It hardly bears repetition that the civilian component is subordinate to the military in the diarchic scheme.
  • Franco's authority was dyarchic with that of the church.
  • There are indications that the intelligentsia, the masses, and even sections of officialdom are disillusioned with the dyarchic system in place.

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