[ ahy-sok-ruh-see ]
/ aɪˈsɒk rə si /
noun, plural i·soc·ra·cies.
a government in which all individuals have equal political power.
- isoclinic line,
- isocyanic acid,
Origin of isocracy
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/ (aɪˈsɒkrəsɪ) /
noun plural -cies
a form of government in which all people have equal powers
equality of political power
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"equal power," 1650s, from Greek isokratia "equality of power," from isokrates "of equal power, possessing equal rights," from isos "equal" (see iso-) + -kratia "power, rule, authority" (see -cracy). Related: Isocratic.
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