Kakistocracy meaning

kăkĭ-stŏkrə-sē, käkĭ-
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Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.
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Government under the control of a nation's worst or least-qualified citizens.
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Origin of kakistocracy

  • Greek kakistos worst superlative of kakos bad caco– –cracy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary