timocracy

noun
ti·​moc·​ra·​cy | \tī-ˈmä-krə-sē \

Definition of timocracy 

1 : government in which a certain amount of property is necessary for office

2 : government in which love of honor is the ruling principle

Other Words from timocracy

timocratic \ ˌtī-​mə-​ˈkra-​tik \ or timocratical \ ˌtī-​mə-​ˈkra-​ti-​kəl \ adjective

First Known Use of timocracy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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