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kakistocracy

Class:

noun

Etymology:

Ancient Greek κάκιστος (kakistos, "worst"), superlative of κακος (kakos, "bad")...
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Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

kakistocracy

a government by the least able or worst citizens (9 of 178 words, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

kakistocracy | kakistocracies [plural]

Government under the control of a nation's worst or least-qualified citizens. (11 of 56 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/kakistocracy

American Heritage Dictionary:

kakistocracy | kakistocracies [plural]

Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. (9 of 26 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

kakistocracy | kakistocracies [plural]

government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power. (17 of 24 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/kakistocracy

Encarta Dictionary:

kakistocracy | kakistocracies [plural]

government by the most unscrupulous or unsuitable people, or a state governed by such people (15 of 34 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861623617​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

kakistocracy | kakistocracies [plural]

Origin: Ancient Greek κάκιστος (kakistos, "worst"), superlative of κακος (kakos, "bad") + -κρατια (-kratia, "power, rule, government").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/kakistocracy

American Heritage Dictionary:

kakistocracy | kakistocracies [plural]

Origin: Greek kakistos, worst, superlative of kakos, bad; see "caco-" + "-cracy".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/kakistocracy

Encarta Dictionary:

kakistocracy | kakistocracies [plural]

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: Greek kakistos "worst"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861623617​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

kakistocracy

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YourDictionary Audio:

kakistocracy

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