pseudodemocracy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pseudo- +‎ democracy

Noun[edit]

pseudodemocracy (plural pseudodemocracies)

  1. A government that holds elections but restricts civil liberties.
    • 2009 March 22, Kenneth Roth, “Ballots and Bullets”, New York Times:
      It has long been an article of faith that these pseudodemocracies are inherently unstable.