from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A state described by Plato as being governed on principles of honor and military glory.
- n. An Aristotelian state in which civic honor or political power increases with the amount of property one owns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of government in which ambition for honor, power and military glory motivates the rulers.
- n. A form of government in which civic honor or political power increases with the amount of property one owns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A state in which the love of honor is the ruling motive.
- n. A state in which honors are distributed according to a rating of property.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of government in which a certain amount of property is requisite as a qualification for Office.
Obsolete French tymocracie, from Medieval Latin tīmocratia, from Greek tīmokratiā : tīmē, honor, value + -kratiā, -cracy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin timocratia, from Greek tīmokratíā, from tīmē valuation; honor + -kratíā a rule, reign, from krateîn to rule (Wiktionary)