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noun, plural me·di·oc·ra·cies.
  1. government or rule by a mediocre person or group.
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Origin of mediocracy

blend of mediocre and -cracy
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Examples from the Web for mediocracy

Historical Examples of mediocracy

  • How could such facts be understood unless we had previously taken that rapid glance at the Mediocracy.

    Sons of the Soil

    Honore de Balzac

  • 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

  • The class that lies on the grass is more sociable; they are free from (p. 203) a thousand tyrannies that oppress the mediocracy.