ochlocracy

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noun och·loc·ra·cy \ä-ˈklä-krə-sē\

Definition of ochlocracy

  1. :  government by the mob :  mob rule

ochlocrat

play \ˈä-klə-ˌkrat\ noun

ochlocratic

play \ˌä-klə-ˈkra-tik\ or

ochlocratical

play \-ti-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of ochlocracy

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


First Known Use: 1584


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