ochlocratical

ochlocracy

[ok-lok-ruh-see]
noun
government by the mob; mob rule; mobocracy.

Origin:
1475–85; < Greek ochlokratía, equivalent to óchl(os) mob + -o- -o- + -kratia -cracy

ochlocrat [ok-luh-krat] , noun
ochlocratic, ochlocratical, adjective
ochlocratically, adverb
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ochlocracy (ɒkˈlɒkrəsɪ)
 
n , pl -cies
rule by the mob; mobocracy
 
[C16: via French, from Greek okhlokratia, from okhlos mob + kratos power]
 
ochlocrat
 
n
 
ochlocratic
 
adj

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ochlocracy
"government by the rabble," 1584, from Fr. ochlocratie (1568), from Gk. okhlokratia, from okhlos "mob" + kratos "rule, power, strength" (see -cracy).
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