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idiocrasy

[ id-ee-ok-ruh-see ]
/ ˌɪd iˈɒk rə si /
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noun, plural id·i·oc·ra·sies.
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Origin of idiocrasy

1675–85; <Greek idiokrāsía, equivalent to idio-idio- + -krāsia, equivalent to krâs(is) mixture (see crasis) + -ia-y3; see idiosyncrasy

OTHER WORDS FROM idiocrasy

id·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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How to use idiocrasy in a sentence

  • But the People ever remain, tendencies continue, and all the idiocratic transfers in unbroken chain go on.

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