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demagogy

[dem-uh-goh-jee, -gaw-jee, -goj-ee] /ˈdɛm əˌgoʊ dʒi, -ˌgɔ dʒi, -ˌgɒdʒ i/
noun
1.
Chiefly British, demagoguery.
2.
the character of a demagogue.
3.
a body of demagogues.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Greek dēmagōgía leadership of the people, equivalent to dēmagōg(ós) demagogue + -ia -y3
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demagogy

/ˈdɛməˌɡɒɡɪ/
noun (pl) -gogies
1.
demagoguery
2.
rule by a demagogue or by demagogues
3.
a group of demagogues
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