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Mar 11, 2020
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quidditative
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chrysocracy
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chrysocracy

PRONUNCIATION:
(kri-SAH-kruh-see)

MEANING:
noun: Rule by the wealthy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek chryso- (gold) + -cracy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1828. A synonym is plutocracy.

USAGE:
“[The] television show ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ is a ritzy, glitzy, ironyfree chronicle of the nouveau riche. The programme, aired on the US cable channel E!, is avidly watched in this country. In some respects it is a salutary demonstration of how the British aristocracy have been well and truly supplanted by the international chrysocracy.”
Judith Woods; Class vs Trash; The Daily Telegraph (London, UK); Sep 26, 2014.

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