Definition of ochlocracy in English:

ochlocracy

noun

  • Government by a mob; mob rule.

    • ‘Sometimes ochlocracy and democracy, perhaps, denote and connote the same thing.’
    • ‘Therefore, it is never political virtue that profits by or promotes extreme democracy or ochlocracy, but it is instead the demagogue's ambition.’

Origin

Late 16th century: via French from Greek okhlokratia, from okhlos mob + -kratia power.

Pronunciation:

ochlocracy

/äkˈläkrəsē/