id·​i·​oc·​ra·​sy | \ ˌidēˈäkrəsē \
plural -es

Definition of idiocrasy

: peculiarity of constitution : idiosyncrasy

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First Known Use of idiocrasy

1653, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for idiocrasy

Late Greek idiokrasia, probably manuscript variant of Greek idiosynkrasia idiosyncrasy

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“Idiocrasy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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