noun /ˈhɛtəɹɑːkɪ/
a) The rule of an alien; rule from without; government by an extraterritorial power.<ref name="OED"/>

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

b) 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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