arithmocracy

arithmocracy (n.) "rule by numerical majority," 1850, from Gk. arithmos "number, counting, amount" (see ARITHMETIC (Cf. arithmetic)) + -CRACY (Cf. -cracy). Related: Arithmocratic; arithmocratical.

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