[ mee-dee-ok-ruh-see ]
/ ˌmi diˈɒk rə si /

noun, plural me·di·oc·ra·cies.

government or rule by a mediocre person or group.

Origin of mediocracy

blend of mediocre and -cracy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mediocracy

  • He was cousin of the miller and cousin of the Sarcuses, and belonged therefore to the neighborhood and to its mediocracy.

    Sons of the Soil|Honore de Balzac
  • How could such facts be understood unless we had previously taken that rapid glance at the Mediocracy.

    Sons of the Soil|Honore de Balzac
  • The class that lies on the grass is more sociable; they are free from (p. 203) a thousand tyrannies that oppress the mediocracy.