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1Government by the least suitable or competent citizens of a state.‘the danger is that this will reduce us to kakistocracy’‘every government that has existed since the ancient Greeks has been a prime example of kakistocracy’
- 1.1count noun A state or society governed by its least suitable or competent citizens.‘the modern regime is at once a plutocracy and a kakistocracy’‘the man in the street must share part of the blame for allowing such a kakistocracy to entrench itself’
- 1.1count noun A state or society governed by its least suitable or competent citizens.
Early 19th century: from Greek kakistos ‘worst’ + -cracy.
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