Meaning of -ARCHY in English

-ARCHY

a combining form meaning "rule," "government," forming abstract nouns usually corresponding to personal nouns ending in -arch: monarchy; oligarchy.

[ ME -archie -archia arch ( os ) or -arch ( es ) -ARCH + -ia -Y 3 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .