Kakistocracy
Kakistocracy Kak`is*toc"ra*cy (k[a^]k`[i^]s*t[o^]k"r[.a]*s[y^]), n. [Gr. ka`kistos worst + kratei^n to rule.] Government by the worst men. [1913 Webster]

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  • kakistocracy — (n.) 1829, government by the worst element of a society, coined on analogy of its opposite, ARISTOCRACY (Cf. aristocracy), from Gk. kakistos worst, superlative of kakos bad (which perhaps is related to the general IE word for defecate ) + CRACY… …   Etymology dictionary

  • kakistocracy — noun /kækɪsˈtɑkɹəsi/ Government under the control of a nations worst or least qualified citizens. Is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools? …   Wiktionary

  • Kakistocracy — …   Wikipedia

  • kakistocracy — kakistocratical /keuh kis teuh krat i keuhl/, adj. /kak euh stok reuh see/, n., pl. kakistocracies. government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power. [1820 30; < Gk kákisto(s), superl. of kakós bad +… …   Universalium

  • kakistocracy — government by the worst Forms of Government …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • kakistocracy — n. government by the worst possible individuals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kakistocracy — kak·is·toc·ra·cy …   English syllables

  • kakistocracy — Rulership by the worst leader …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • kakistocracy —   n. government by worst people …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • kakistocracy — ˌkakə̇ˈstäkrəsē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek kakistos (superl. of kakos bad) + English cracy more at cack : government by the worst men …   Useful english dictionary

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