Timocracy
Timocracy Ti*moc"ra*cy, n. [Gr. ?; ? honor, worth (fr. ? to honor) + ? to govern: cf. F. timocratie.] (Gr. Antiq.) (a) A state in which the love of honor is the ruling motive. (b) A state in which honors are distributed according to a rating of property. [1913 Webster]

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  • timocracy — (n.) 1580s, from M.Fr. tymocracie, from M.L. timocratia (13c.), from Gk. timokratia, from time honor, worth (related to tiein to place a value on, to honor ) + kratia rule (see CRACY (Cf. cracy)). In Plato s philosophy, a form of government in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • timocracy — [tī mäk′rə sē] n. [MFr tymocracie < ML timocratia < Gr timokratia < timē, honor, worth (< IE base * kwei , to heed, value > Lith káina, worth, price) + kratia (see CRACY)] 1. in the philosophy of Plato, a form of government in… …   English World dictionary

  • Timocracy — Constitutional theory defines a timocracy as either: # a state where only property owners may participate in government; or # a government where rulers are selected and perpetuated based on the degree of honour they hold relative to others in… …   Wikipedia

  • timocracy — noun Etymology: 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 Date: 15th… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • timocracy — timocratic /tuy meuh krat ik/, timocratical, adj. /tuy mok reuh see/, n., pl. timocracies. 1. a form of government in which love of honor is the dominant motive of the rulers. 2. a form of government in which a certain amount of property is… …   Universalium

  • timocracy — noun a) (Platonism) A form of government in which ambition for honor, power and military glory motivates the rulers. b) (Aristotelianism) A form of government in which civic honor or political power increases with the amount of property one owns …   Wiktionary

  • timocracy — government by the propertied class Forms of Government …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • timocracy — [tɪ mɒkrəsi] noun (plural timocracies) chiefly Philosophy 1》 a form of government in which possession of property is required in order to hold office. 2》 a form of government in which rulers are motivated by ambition or love of honour.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • timocracy — ti·moc·ra·cy …   English syllables

  • timocracy — ti•moc•ra•cy [[t]taɪˈmɒk rə si[/t]] n. pl. cies 1) gov government in which love of honor is the dominant motive of the rulers 2) gov government in which a certain amount of property is requisite as a qualification for office • Etymology: 1580–90; …   From formal English to slang

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