New Words : xerocracy

24. xerocracy :

noun :

1. A society in which censorship is so pervasive that the only way to disseminate information is via photocopied documents and newsletters that have be written clandestinely.

2. Rule by whoever feels like doing the photocopying.

Example Citation :

Critical Mass was started by Chris Carsson in San Francisco in 1992 and he also had the concept of xerocracy — which means that anybody who can be bothered to pick a time and have the fliers Xeroxed is in charge.

—George Barber : A charm offensive on city streets : The Independent : November 1 - 1994

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