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ochlocracy

noun och·loc·ra·cy \ä-ˈklä-krə-sē\

Definition of OCHLOCRACY

:  government by the mob :  mob rule
och·lo·crat \ˈä-klə-ˌkrat\ noun
och·lo·crat·ic \ˌä-klə-ˈkra-tik\ or och·lo·crat·i·cal \-ti-kəl\ adjective

Origin of OCHLOCRACY

Greek & Middle French; Middle French ochlocratie, from Greek ochlokratia, from ochlos mob + -kratia -cracy
First Known Use: 1584

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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