noun, plural i·soc·ra·cies.
- a government in which all individuals have equal political power.
Origin of isocracy
Related formsi·so·crat [ahy-suh-krat] /ˈaɪ səˌkræt/, nouni·so·crat·ic, adjective
From the Greek
dating back to 1645–55.
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Examples from the Web for isocrat
Historical Examples of isocrat
The Lacedmonians made music no part of their education: Isocrat.
Isocrat, to Nicocles, All are afraid to give him occasion of displeasure, though by telling him truth.
British Dictionary definitions for isocrat
Derived Formsisocratic (ˌaɪsəʊˈkrætɪk), adjective
- a form of government in which all people have equal powers
- equality of political power
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Word Origin and History for isocrat
"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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