[ ahy-sok-ruh-see ]
/ aɪˈsɒk rə si /

noun, plural i·soc·ra·cies.

a government in which all individuals have equal political power.


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Origin of isocracy

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


i·so·crat [ahy-suh-krat] /ˈaɪ səˌkræt/, nouni·so·crat·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for isocrat

  • The Lacedmonians made music no part of their education: Isocrat.

    Aristotle|George Grote
  • Isocrat, to Nicocles, All are afraid to give him occasion of displeasure, though by telling him truth.

    Machiavelli, Volume I|Niccol Machiavelli

British Dictionary definitions for isocrat

/ (aɪˈsɒkrəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

a form of government in which all people have equal powers
equality of political power

Derived forms of isocracy

isocratic (ˌaɪsəʊˈkrætɪk), adjective
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