Out of this timocracy, or timarchy, the city will next pass into an oligarchy, or government of wealth.
The individual who answers to timocracy has some noticeable qualities.
Yet the question might be asked, under what category we would place the timocracy, or government of the rich.
Ought I not to begin by describing how the change from timocracy to oligarchy arises?
timocracy, therefore, almost invariably paved the way to democracy.
Between the Eupatrid oligarchy and the rule of Peisistratus there comes the timocracy of Solon.
The constitution in the Laws is a timocracy of wealth, modified by an aristocracy of merit.
Yes, that is the type of character which answers to timocracy.
Associated words: timocracy, timocratic, honorary, honorific.
1580s, from Middle French tymocracie, from Medieval Latin timocratia (13c.), from Greek timokratia, from time "honor, worth" (related to tiein "to place a value on, to honor") + -kratia "rule" (see -cracy). In Plato's philosophy, a form of government in which ambition for power and glory motivates the rulers (as in Sparta). In Aristotle, a form of government in which political power is in direct proportion to property ownership.