pornocracy


Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

pornocracy

(pɔːˈnɒkrəsɪ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government or domination of government by whores
[C19: from Greek, from pornē a prostitute, harlot + -cracy]

pornocracy

domination of government by prostitutes, especially in reference to the Roman government in the flrst half of the lOth century.
See also: Politics
Translations
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
With both countries, the result is identical: Catholicism, which hitherto was the most powerful single weapon against Communism, paper-shuffling capitalism and materialist pornocracy overall, is today--though not, despite its foes' mightiest labours, actually killed--at the very lowest estimate permanently weakened.
Sergius had the distinction of ordering, "out of pity," the murder of both the deposed Leo V and antipope Christopher, and of inaugurating the period known as "the pornocracy of the papacy," when easy women in powerful Roman families exerted sinister influence on popes and papal elections.
In either sphere, reflection on powerful women quickly led to anxiety about pornocracy.