government by pedants or strict rule-bound scholars

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Pedantocracy — Ped an*toc ra*cy, n. [Pedant + democracy.] The sway of pedants. [R.] J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pedantocracy — noun Government by pedants …   Wiktionary

  • pedantocracy — ped·an·toc·ra·cy …   English syllables

  • pedantocracy — ˌpedən.ˈtäkrəsē noun ( es) Etymology: French pédantocratie, from pédant pedant (from Middle French pedant) + o + cratie cracy : a government of pedants …   Useful english dictionary

  • pedantry — noun /ˈpɛd.ən.tɹi/ a) An excessive attention to detail or rules. I dont want to listen to your pedantries anymore. b) An instance of such behaviour. Winston Churchill was once informed that one should not end a sentence with a preposition. His… …   Wiktionary

  • Forms of Government — It has been suggested that every government which has ever existed has been a prime example of kakistocracy, or the rule of the worst, but this list of 169 different types of leadership suggests that that might be a bit too simplistic. Each of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pe|dan|to|crat|ic — «pih DAN tuh KRAT ihk», adjective. characterized by pedantocracy …   Useful english dictionary

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