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och·loc·ra·cy

 (ŏk-lŏk′rə-sē)
n. pl. och·loc·ra·cies
Government by the masses; mob rule.

[French ochlocratie, from Greek okhlokratiā : okhlos, mob; see wegh- in Indo-European roots + -kratiā, -cracy.]

och′lo·crat′ (ŏk′lə-krăt′) n.
och′lo·crat′ic, och′lo·crat′i·cal adj.
och′lo·crat′i·cal·ly adv.
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ochlocracy

(ɒkˈlɒkrəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rule by the mob; mobocracy
[C16: via French, from Greek okhlokratia, from okhlos mob + kratos power]
ochlocrat n
ochlocratic, ochlocratical adj
ˌochloˈcratically adv
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och•loc•ra•cy

(ɒkˈlɒk rə si)

n.
government by the mob; mob rule.
[1475–85; < Greek ochlokratía=óchl(os) mob + -o- -o- + -kratia -cracy]
och′lo•crat` (-ləˌkræt) n.
och`lo•crat′ic, adj.
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ochlocracy

a rule or government by a mob. — ochlocrat, n. — ochlocratie, ochlocratical, adj.
See also: Mob
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Ochlocracy

 rule by the mob, 1584.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ochlocracy - a political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power
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