Top Definition
n. Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled people.
Since it takes the worst type of person to become a successful politician, all democracies will eventually become kakistocracies.
by Bryan H June 18, 2005
Deriving from the Greek root "kakos", meaning "bad".

Pronunciation and meaning can be easily associated with a "shitty government", so to speak.
American government under the Bush administration portrays a perfect example of a kakistocracy in all its ignorant, trigger happy, private-interest-driven glory.
by Belinda =) May 01, 2006
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