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nounplural noun kakistocracies
1Government by the least suitable or competent citizens of a state.
- ‘the danger is that this will reduce us to kakistocracy’
- 1.1A state or society governed by its least suitable or competent citizens.‘the modern regime is at once a plutocracy and a kakistocracy’
- ‘the man on the street must share part of the blame for allowing such a kakistocracy to entrench itself’
Early 19th century from Greek kakistos ‘worst’ + -cracy.
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