ochlocracy ochlocracy

Definition(s):

  • (n) a political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses

Usage(s):

  • Carson's book is strewn with such showoff, jawbreaker words as armigerous, pogonologist, acescent, enchiridion, ochlocracy.

News

  • Not real optimistic about our democracy

    In ancient Greece, Aristotle, one of the West's greatest philosophers, wrote a treatise on politics. Almost all forms of government we know about were already known to him: monarchy, theocracy, democracy, plutocracy, ochlocracy (mob rule), oligarchy, aristocracy, tyranny, etc. read more
    on October 13, 2013     Source: IlliniHQ.com

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