ochlocracy

noun
och·​loc·​ra·​cy | \ ä-ˈklä-krə-sē How to pronounce ochlocracy (audio) \

Definition of ochlocracy

: government by the mob : mob rule

Other Words from ochlocracy

ochlocrat \ ˈä-​klə-​ˌkrat How to pronounce ochlocrat (audio) \ noun
ochlocratic \ ˌä-​klə-​ˈkra-​tik How to pronounce ochlocratic (audio) \ or ochlocratical \ ˌä-​klə-​ˈkra-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce ochlocratical (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of ochlocracy

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ochlocracy

Greek & Middle French; Middle French ochlocratie, from Greek ochlokratia, from ochlos mob + -kratia -cracy

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