plural -es
: a temporary organization or committee set up to accomplish a specific task
also : a system of government utilizing such organizations

Word History


ad hoc entry 2 + -cracy

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ad-hocracy was in 1966

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“Ad-hocracy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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