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thalassocracy

[thal-uh-sok-ruh-see] /ˌθæl əˈsɒk rə si/
noun, plural thalassocracies.
1.
dominion over the seas, as in exploration, trade, or colonization.
Origin of thalassocracy
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; thalasso- + -cracy
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  • Nor need the tradition of Minos' thalassocracy be regarded as altogether incredible.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for thalassocracy

thalassocracy

/ˌθæləˈsɒkrəsɪ/
noun
1.
the government of a nation having dominion over large expanses of the seas
Word Origin
C19: from Attic Greek thalassocratia, from thalassa sea + -cracy
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