Definitions

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  • n. Government by pedants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The sway of pedants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The government, sway, or rule of a pedant or of pedants; the supremacy or power of bookish theorists; a system of government founded on mere book-learning.

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Examples

  • If we would possess permanently a skilful and efficient body of functionaries—above all, a body able to originate and willing to adopt improvements; if we would not have our bureaucracy degenerate into a pedantocracy, this body must not engross all the occupations which form and cultivate the faculties required for the government of mankind.

    Chapter V. Applications

  • If we would possess permanently a skilful and efficient body of functionaries—above all, a body able to originate and willing to adopt improvements; if we would not have our bureaucracy degenerate into a pedantocracy, this body must not engross all the occupations which form and cultivate the faculties required for the government of mankind. 22

    V. Applications

  • A bureaucracy always tends to become a pedantocracy.

    Considerations on Representative Government

  • a pedantocracy, this body must not engross all the occupations which form and cultivate the faculties required for the government of mankind.

    On Liberty

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