Definition of plutodemocracy in English:

plutodemocracy

noun

  • 1Rule or government by formal democratic processes but with only the wealthy having any real power.

  • 2A democratic state in which power lies in fact only with the wealthy.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From pluto- + democracy.

Pronunciation

plutodemocracy

/ˌpluːtə(ʊ)dɪˈmɒkrəsi/