Arithmocracy



noun

rule by the numerical majority of the population
Word Origin

Greek arithmos ‘number’
Historical Examples

arithmocracy, ar-ith-mok′ras-i, n. a democracy of mere numbers.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

n.

“rule by numerical majority,” 1850, from Greek arithmos “number, counting, amount” (see arithmetic) + -cracy. Related: Arithmocratic; arithmocratical.

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