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Apr 24, 2018
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sillage
androcracy
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androcracy
“Over 20 People Were at the Table When Trump Met the Saudis. None Were Women.” (Read more)

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androcracy

PRONUNCIATION:
(an-DROK-ruh-see)

MEANING:
noun: A system ruled by men.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin andro- (male), from Greek + -cracy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1903.

USAGE:
“Some think the system’s androcracy simply perpetuates itself, as powerful men promote other men to positions of power.”
Promotion and Self-Promotion; The Economist (London, UK); Aug 31, 2013.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes. -Anthony Trollope, novelist (24 Apr 1815-1882)

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