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[mee-dee-ok-ruh-see] /ˌmi diˈɒk rə si/
noun, plural mediocracies.
government or rule by a mediocre person or group.
Origin of mediocracy
blend of mediocre and -cracy Unabridged
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  • He was cousin of the miller and cousin of the Sarcuses, and belonged therefore to the neighborhood and to its mediocracy.

    Sons of the Soil Honore de Balzac
  • How could such facts be understood unless we had previously taken that rapid glance at the mediocracy.

    Sons of the Soil Honore de Balzac
  • The class that lies on the grass is more sociable; they are free from (p. 203) a thousand tyrannies that oppress the mediocracy.

Contemporary definitions for mediocracy

a system where mediocracy is approved; a government by mediocre rulers

Word Origin

mediocre + -ocracy 'government''s 21st Century Lexicon
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