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  • n. A government by or of (supernatural) demons, such as the government which in some mythologies exists in Hell.
  • n. Democracy (when regarded as resulting in, or being no better than, government by figurative demons (i.e., evil people), or when otherwise held in contempt).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The power or government of demons.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The power or government of demons.

Etymologies

demon + -ocracy (epenthetic o + -cracy). The second sense arose due to the similarity of the words demonocracy and democracy. (Wiktionary)

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  • Government by demons or evil forces.

    May 22, 2008