Definition of heroarchy in English:

heroarchy

Pronunciation /ˈhɪərəʊɑːki/

noun

  • Rule or government by people who are widely admired, either for their abilities or on account of their social status.

    Chiefly in or with reference to Thomas Carlyle.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), author, biographer, and historian. From hero + -archy, after hierarchy.