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- n. A government by two persons.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Government by two persons.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Government by two persons; diarchy (which see).
We have also records of peoples among which, at least for certain periods, the supreme authority was vested in a duarchy consisting of a man and a woman.
In 1868, after revolution and restoration, the old order changed, and duarchy and feudalism passed away.
The duarchy of Throne and Camp, with the Mikado in Ki [= o] to and the
Then also was abolished the duarchy of Throne and Camp, of Mikado and Sh [= o] gun, and of the two capitals Ki [= o] to and Yedo, with the fountain of honor and authority in one and the fountain of power and execution in the other.
It was a huge mass of clan-groups, loosely united under a duarchy, in which the military head was omnipotent, and the religious head only an object of  worship, -- the living symbol of a cult.
How long a time was required for this primal integration, under a patriarchal monarchy, we cannot know; but we have learned that the later integration, under a duarchy, occupied considerably more than a thousand years ....