isocracy

[ ahy-sok-ruh-see ]
/ aɪˈsɒk rə si /

noun, plural i·soc·ra·cies.

a government in which all individuals have equal political power.

Nearby words

  1. isocline,
  2. isoclinic line,
  3. isocolon,
  4. isocoria,
  5. isocortex,
  6. isocrat,
  7. isocrates,
  8. isocyanate,
  9. isocyanic acid,
  10. isocyanide

Origin of isocracy

From the Greek word isokratía, dating back to 1645–55. See iso-, -cracy

Related formsi·so·crat [ahy-suh-krat] /ˈaɪ səˌkræt/, nouni·so·crat·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for isocracy

isocracy

/ (aɪˈsɒkrəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

a form of government in which all people have equal powers
equality of political power
Derived Formsisocratic (ˌaɪsəʊˈkrætɪk), adjective

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Word Origin and History for isocracy

isocracy

n.

"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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