noun (plural technocracies)[mass noun]
- the government or control of society or industry by an elite of technical experts:failure in the war on poverty discredited technocracy
- [count noun] an instance or application of technocracy.
- [count noun] an elite of technical experts.
Origin:early 20th century: from Greek tekhnē 'art, craft' + -cracy
Silvio Berlusconi has resigned and Italy is moving quickly to put in place its
puppet Technocratic Government, under (surprise!) a former European commissioner.
Daniel Hannan helpfully supplies the translation for the gullible and hard of thinking:
When people talk of ‘technocrats’, what they really mean is ‘the unelected Eurocrats whose policies caused the mess in the first place’.