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noun, plural i·soc·ra·cies.
  1. 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
Related formsi·so·crat [ahy-suh-krat] /ˈaɪ səˌkræt/, nouni·so·crat·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for isocratic


noun plural -cies
  1. a form of government in which all people have equal powers
  2. equality of political power
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Derived Formsisocratic (ˌaɪsəʊˈkrætɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for isocratic



"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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