pornocracy (plural pornocracies)
- (derogatory) A government by prostitutes, or one dominated by them; usually refers to the period in the history of the Catolic church defined in the proper noun sense below.
government by or dominated by prostitutes
- (historical, sometimes capitalized) The period of the Rule of the Harlots which began with the installation of Pope Sergius III in 904 and lasted for sixty years until the death of Pope John XII in 964, during which time the popes were strongly influenced by the Theophylacti.
the period in the papacy known as The Rule of the Harlots