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- (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.
- (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.