Definition of pedantocratic in US English:

pedantocratic

adjective

  • Characterized by pedantocracy.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Morley (1838–1923), politician and writer. From pedant + -ocratic, after pedantocracy, pedantocrat.

Pronunciation

pedantocratic

/pɪˌdantəˈkratɪk/