Pronounced: NO-muhn-clay-tuhr, noun

Notes: Your guess would probably be close

Yesterday’s word

The word ochlocracy means “government by the mob; mob rule”

First usage

This word came into English in the late 1500s

Background / Comments

The word came into English from the Middle French word ochlocratie (mob rule), which came from the Greek word ochlokratia (mob rule), which comes from ochlos (mob) and -kratia (rule). I much prefer the Republican form of government; mob rule is no fun if one is the victim of the mob.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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