Heterarchy meaning

(uncountable) The rule of an alien; rule from without; government by an extraterritorial power.

Despite installing puppet governments in the marches, the subjects of the empire’s conquered territories were still very conscious of living under heterarchy.

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(countable) An example of this government.

The proposed liberation of our largely undeveloped economy goes too far — the resulting foreign dominance of our markets would make us a heterarchy.

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Origin of heterarchy

  • heter- (“other, different”) +‎ -archy (“rule”); equivalent to Katharevousa ἑτεραρχία (ἑterarchía) / Dimotiki ετεραρχία (eterarchía)
    From Wiktionary