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philosopher king

the Platonic ideal of a ruler, philosophically trained and enlightened.
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First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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to send ruse e-mail with a link to a replica of an existing web page, designed to fool users into submitting personal, financial, or password information; to defraud someone using this method; also, to create a website replica for fooling unsuspecting Internet users into submitting personal or financial information or passwords


1990s; prob fr fishing, borrowing the ph from phony

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computing; also phishing , (n.), phisher , (n.)'s 21st Century Lexicon
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philosopher-king definition

In the Republic by Plato, the ideal ruler, who has the virtue and wisdom of a philosopher.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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