pedantocracy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pedant +‎ -cracy

Noun[edit]

pedantocracy (plural pedantocracies)

  1. Government by pedants.
    • 1956, John Stuart Mill, On Liberty[1], page 148:
      ... if we would not have our bureaucracy degenerate into a pedantocracy, this body must not engross all the occupations which form and cultivate the faculties required for the government of mankind.

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