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Definition of TIMOCRACY
: government in which a certain amount of property is necessary for office
: government in which love of honor is the ruling principle
— ti·mo·crat·ic\ˌtī-mə-ˈkra-tik\ or ti·mo·crat·i·cal\-ti-kəl\adjective
Origin of TIMOCRACY
Middle English tymotracie, from Middle French tymocracie, from Medieval Latin timocratia, from Greek timokratia, from timē price, value, honor + -kratia -cracy; akin to Greek tiein to honor, Sanskrit cāyati he respects