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Timocracy meaning

Timocracy - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. A state in which the love of honor is the ruling motive.
  2. 2. A state in which honors are distributed according to a rating of property.

Timocracy - examples of usage

  1. Yes, that is the type of character which answers to timocracy. - "Plato's Republic", Plato.
  2. Ought I not to begin by describing how the change from timocracy to oligarchy arises? - "Plato's Republic", Plato.
  3. Where all things are done according to Reason and the best man in the nation rules, it is a Kingdom; where more than one rule according to Reason and Fight, it is an Aristocracy; where the government is according to Desire and offices depend on money, that constitution is called a Timocracy. - "Five Stages of Greek Religion", Gilbert Murray.
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