Archaic Definition of the Week – Demonocracy

publishingdemonocracy. Government by demons.  Greek daimon, a ministering spirit; kratos, rule … There is also the form demonarchy (Greek arche, rule), which seems a better word to employ than demonocracy, lest one elide a syllable.

Dictionary of Early English by the ever-witty Joseph T. Shipley (1955).

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