Definition of ochlocracy in English:

ochlocracy

Pronunciation /äkˈläkrəsē/ /ɑkˈlɑkrəsi/

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noun

  • Government by a mob; mob rule.

    ‘Sometimes ochlocracy and democracy, perhaps, denote and connote the same thing.’
    • ‘Therefore, it is never political virtue that profits by or promotes extreme democracy or ochlocracy, but it is instead the demagogue's ambition.’

Origin

Late 16th century via French from Greek okhlokratia, from okhlos ‘mob’ + -kratia ‘power’.