‘Androcracy’/’gynocracy’ are hyponyms of, and ‘oligocracy’/’oligarchy’ is a hypernym of, what term?

What is the term for an oligocratic/oligarchic political system—one in which power is held by a subset of the overall population—where the power allocation is based on one’s sex? A society run by men is an ‘androcracy’, and one run by women a ‘gynocracy’. I am looking for the hypernym of these terms, which would … Read more

What is the origin of the phrase “frank and fearless”?

The phrase “frank and fearless” is commonly used in Australia to describe the way public servants should advise the politicians they work for. This is said to be an aspect of the Westminster tradition. For example, in 2015, hosting a discussion with various senior public servants on the subject of “Frank and fearless in the … Read more

A word for “government by murderers”

Is there a word that describes government by murderers (or just criminals in general) similar to kleptocracy being a government of thieves? I’m looking for something that contains more of this sense than either despotism or tyranny, but would not necessarily be as extreme as a democidal regime of the order of Idi Amin’s or … Read more

What pronouns would be appropriate to use in a business proposal?

I am writing a response to a Request For Proposal (e.g. responding to government agency or non-profit org), and I’m trying to understand what is the best practice for use of pronouns… I see a lot of online marketing / website material speaks directly to the reader with things like: “This feature lets you create … Read more

Capitalising “subdistrict”, “district”, “province” or not

I write about crimes for a small local newspaper and often have to mention the location where the crime had happened. The official (translated) hierarchy used in the country I live in is province -> district -> subdistrict. My problem is that I don’t know whether these words are supposed to be capitalised or not. … Read more

What would be the word for “government by angels”?

Google just gives me the James Madison quote when I research this. The Federalist No. 51 says: It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, … Read more

Whence visa “stamp”?

This question is inspired by https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/69496/whats-the-deal-with-stamping-us-visas. The US government calls the visa sticker that is inserted into a passport a foil. It is also undeniably a sticker, and the Schengen Visa Code indeed calls it a sticker. Some countries use inked stamps on the passport page to insert a visa, but the US does not. … Read more

Word meaning society ruled by Artificial General Intelligence?

I remember reading a word once which had this meaning which starts with the letter ‘a’, like "agritocracy" or "autotocracy". I just can’t remember the word now; it specifically means rule of a society by an artificial general intelligence. Mostly I’m creating this question for self-tracking. I already know such a word exists because I … Read more

Capitalization of “tribe” and its derivatives in the United States

In these examples, when should “Tribe” or “Tribal” be capitalized? “This rulemaking will preempt State, local, and Tribal requirements but does not propose any regulation that has substantial direct effects on the States, the relationship between the national government and the States, or the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.” … Read more