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Word of the Day – Paedarchy

Paedarchy (noun)


Rule or government by a child or children.

A word that is fairly easy to decipher if you just split it into two, paed – child and archy – denoting a type of rule or government.

Example sentences

“England’s most extreme incidence of paedarchy was was Henry VI, who was 8 months and 25 days old at the time of his accession.”

“In modern times paedarchy is unlikely in all cases except dictatorships, where common sense does not apply.”

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