Timocracy definitions

tī-mŏk'rə-sē
A state described by Plato as being governed on principles of honor and military glory.
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In the philosophy of Plato, a form of government in which ambition for power and glory motivates the rulers.
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An Aristotelian state in which civic honor or political power increases with the amount of property one owns.
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In the philosophy of Aristotle, a form of government in which political power is in direct proportion to property ownership.
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(Platonism) A form of government in which ambition for honor, power and military glory motivates the rulers.
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(Aristotelianism) A form of government in which civic honor or political power increases with the amount of property one owns.
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Origin of timocracy

1580s, from Middle French tymocracie, from Medieval Latin (13th century) Medieval Latin timocratia, from Greek tīmokratíā, from τιμή, tīmē valuation; honor + -κρατία, -kratíā a rule, reign, from krateîn to rule (see -cracy).