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May 30, 2018
This week’s theme
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metanoia
cremnophobia
ochlocracy
enantiodromia
obverse

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ochlocracy

PRONUNCIATION:
(ahk-LAHK-ruh-see)

MEANING:
noun: Government by the mob; mob rule.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle French ochlocratie (mob rule), from Greek ochlokratia (mob rule), from ochlos (mob) + -kratia (-cracy, rule). Earliest documented use: 1594.

USAGE:
“No heresy in our time is more noxious than trying to implant ochlocracy in the Church. And that’s what you’re trying to do.”
Jorge Amado; The War of the Saints; Bantam; 1993.

See more usage examples of ochlocracy in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Speculation is perfectly all right, but if you stay there you've only founded a superstition. If you test it, you've started a science. -Hal Clement, science fiction author (30 May 1922-2003)

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