idiocrasy

[ id-ee-ok-ruh-see ]
/ ˌɪd iˈɒk rə si /

noun, plural id·i·oc·ra·sies.

Origin of idiocrasy

1675–85; < Greek idiokrāsía, equivalent to idio- idio- + -krāsia, equivalent to krâs(is) mixture (see crasis) + -ia -y3; see idiosyncrasy
Related formsid·i·o·crat·ic [id-ee-uh-krat-ik] /ˌɪd i əˈkræt ɪk/, id·i·o·crat·i·cal, adjectiveid·i·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for idiocrasy

idiocrasy


n.

"peculiarity," 1680s, from Greek idiokrasia, from idio- (see idio-) + krasis "mixing, tempering" (see rare (adj.2)).

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