Definition of polyarchy in English:

polyarchy

(also polygarchy)

noun

Politics
  • Rule or government by many people.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Knolles (d. 1610), historian and translator. From French poliarchie and its etymon post-classical Latin polyarchia from ancient Greek πολυαρχία rule or government by many from πολυ- + -αρχία (in μοναρχία). Compare Spanish poliarquía, Italian poliarchia.

Pronunciation

polyarchy

/ˈpɒlɪɑːki/