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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Rule by the wealthy.
2. Undue influence of money.
From Latin argentum (silver) + Greek -cracy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1868. Some synonyms are chrysocracy (literally, gold rule) and plutocracy.
“The game was fostered by the argentocracy of Baltimore. Players who practiced ... were ‘sons of wealthy merchants.’”
John McPhee; Silk Parachute; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux; 2011.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:None of us gets through life alone. We all have to look out for each other and lift each other up. -Hillary Clinton, secretary of state and senator (b. 26 Oct 1947)