Definition of heroarchy in US English:

heroarchy

noun

  • Rule or government by people who are widely admired, either for their abilities or on account of their social status.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), author, biographer, and historian. From hero + -archy, after hierarchy.

Pronunciation

heroarchy

/ˈhɪərəʊɑːki/