noun, plural kakistocracies.
government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power.

1820–30; < Greek kákisto(s), superlative of kakós bad + -cracy

kakistocratical [kuh-kis-tuh-krat-i-kuhl] , adjective
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1829, "government by the worst element of a society," coined on analogy of aristocracy from Gk. kakistos "worst," superl. of kakos "bad" (which is perhaps related to the general IE word for "defecate") + -kratia "rule of," from kratos "strength, power, rule" (see -cracy).
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