Government by the populace; mob rule.
More example sentences
- Sometimes ochlocracy and democracy, perhaps, denote and connote the same thing.
- Therefore, it is never political virtue that profits by or promotes extreme democracy or ochlocracy, but it is instead the demagogue's ambition.
late 16th century: via French from Greek okhlokratia, from okhlos 'mob' + -kratia 'power'.
Definition of ochlocracy in:
- The US English dictionary