pornocracy: Word of the day for April 6, 2018

pornocracy , proper n :
(Roman Catholicism, historical, sometimes capitalized) The period of the papacy known as the saeculum obscurum (Latin for “dark age”), and also as the “Rule of the Harlots”, which began with the installation of Pope Sergius III in 904 and lasted for sixty years until the death of Pope John XII in 964, during which time the popes were strongly influenced by the Theophylacti, a powerful and corrupt aristocratic family. pornocracy n (derogatory, often figuratively) A government by, or dominated by, prostitutes or corrupt persons. (derogatory) A societal culture dominated by pornography. To celebrate April Fools’ Day, this week we are featuring a series of unusual concepts. Enjoy!


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