Variant of timocracy
- in the philosophy of Plato, a form of government in which ambition for power and glory motivates the rulers
- in the philosophy of Aristotle, a form of government in which political power is in direct proportion to property ownership
Origin: MFr tymocracie from Midieval Latin timocratia from Glassical Greek timokratia from timē, honor, worth (from Indo-European base an unverified form kwei-, to heed, value from source Lithuanian káina, worth, price) plush kratia (see -cracy)
- timocratic adjective
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