kakistocracy

[ kak-uh-stok-ruh-see ]
/ ˌkæk əˈstɒk rə si /

noun, plural kak·is·toc·ra·cies.

government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power.

Origin of kakistocracy

1820–30; < Greek kákisto(s), superlative of kakós bad + -cracy
Related formska·kis·to·crat·i·cal [kuh-kis-tuh-krat-i-kuh l] /kəˌkɪs təˈkræt ɪ kəl/, adjective
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