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a combining form meaning “ruler,” “member of a ruling body,” “advocate of a particular form of rule,” used in the formation of compound words: autocrat; technocrat.
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Origin of -crat
<Greek -kratēs as in autokratḗsautocrat; replacing -crate<French <Greek, as above
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How to use -crat in a sentence
Crat′eriform, or Crater′iform, shaped like a crater; Crat′erous.
Bureau′crat, Bureau′cratist, one who advocates government by bureaucracy.
You, ze gen'leman, ze areest'crat—to love ze little wil' ma'm'selle?A Maid of the Kentucky Hills|Edwin Carlile Litsey
British Dictionary definitions for -crat
n combining form
indicating a person who takes part in or is a member of a form of government or classdemocrat; technocrat See also -cracy
Derived forms of -crat-cratic or -cratical, adj combining form
Word Origin for -crat
from Greek -kratēs, from -kratia -cracy
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