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  • adj. Belonging to, or constituted by, timocracy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to, or constituted by, timocracy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to timocracy.

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Examples

  • The constitutions are monarchy, aristocracy, and thirdly that which is based on a property qualification, which it seems appropriate to call timocratic, though most people are wont to call it polity.

    The NICOMACHEAN ETHICS

  • Plato classified such leaders as timocratic, ruling by pride and honor; plutocratic, ruling by wealth; democratic, ruling by popular consent on the basis of equality; and tyrannical, ruling by coercion Shorey, 1933.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • But there is obviously no connection between the manner in which the timocratic State springs out of the ideal, and the mere accident by which the timocratic man is the son of a retired statesman.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • The Spartans, though an unpoetical race, were nevertheless lovers of poetry; they had been stirred by the Elegiac strains of Tyrtaeus, they had crowded around Hippias to hear his recitals of Homer; but in this they resembled the citizens of the timocratic rather than of the ideal State.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • From the seventh to the fifth centuries, there was a steady, if sometimes slow, advancement of Greek material and intellectual culture 1.13.1, as the protective practice of timocratic government and near-ritual infantry fighting prevented most political upheavals and limited the damage caused by frequent wars.

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  • I.ii.aA timocratic government is one in which political power is directly proportional to property ownership.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • Solon introduced a new principle of classification -- called in Greek the "timocratic principle."

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 01

  • Like this, too, is the friendship appropriate to timocratic government; for in such a constitution the ideal is for the citizens to be equal and fair; therefore rule is taken in turn, and on equal terms; and the friendship appropriate here will correspond.

    The NICOMACHEAN ETHICS

  • Each of these governments and individuals has a corresponding ethical gradation: the ideal State is under the rule of reason, not extinguishing but harmonizing the passions, and training them in virtue; in the timocracy and the timocratic man the constitution, whether of the

    The Republic

  • Hippias to hear his recitals of Homer; but in this they resembled the citizens of the timocratic rather than of the ideal State.

    The Republic

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