He was cousin of the miller and cousin of the Sarcuses, and belonged therefore to the neighborhood and to its mediocracy.
How could such facts be understood unless we had previously taken that rapid glance at the mediocracy.
The class that lies on the grass is more sociable; they are free from (p. 203) a thousand tyrannies that oppress the mediocracy.
a system where mediocracy is approved; a government by mediocre rulers
mediocre + -ocracy 'government'