Living In A Kakistocracy

kak·is·toc·ra·cy plural: kak·is·toc·ra·cies noun. bad government: government by the most unscrupulous or unsuitable people, or a state governed by such people (Early 19th century. From Greek kakistos "worst" + -cracy.) Thesaurus *

kak*is*toc*ra*cy Pronunciation: (kak"u-stok'ru-sE), [key] n., pl. -cies. government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power.

kak·is·toc·ra·cy Noun. Inflected forms: pl. kak·is·toc·ra·cies Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. Etymology: Greek kakistos, worst, superlative of kakos, bad; see caco- + -cracy.

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