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demagogy

[ dem-uh-goh-jee, -gaw-jee, -goj-ee ]
/ ˈdɛm əˌgoʊ dʒi, -ˌgɔ dʒi, -ˌgɒdʒ i /
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noun

Chiefly British. demagoguery.
the character of a demagogue.
a body of demagogues.

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Origin of demagogy

1645–55; <Greek dēmagōgía leadership of the people, equivalent to dēmagōg(ós) demagogue + -ia-y3
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British Dictionary definitions for demagogy

demagogy
/ (ˈdɛməˌɡɒɡɪ) /

noun plural -gogies

demagoguery
rule by a demagogue or by demagogues
a group of demagogues
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