polyarchy

noun

poly·​ar·​chy
-kē
plural -es
1
: government by many persons : control of especially political leaders by their followers compare hierarchy
2
: a group of many kingdoms
filled Europe with a colorful polyarchy of innumerable tribesD. C. Peattie

Word History

Etymology

Greek polyarchia, from polyarchos ruling over many (from poly- + archos ruler) + -ia -y

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“Polyarchy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyarchy. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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