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slavocracy

[ sley-vok-ruh-see ]
/ sleɪˈvɒk rə si /
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noun, plural slav·oc·ra·cies.

the rule or domination of slaveholders: the slavocracy of the old plantations.
a dominating body of slaveholders.

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Origin of slavocracy

First recorded in 1830–40; slave + -o- + -cracy
slav·o·crat [sley-vuh-krat], /ˈsleɪ vəˌkræt/, nounslav·o·crat·ic [sley-vuh-krat-ik], /ˌsleɪ vəˈkræt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for slavocracy

slavocracy
/ (sleɪˈvɒkrəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies (esp in the US before the Civil War)

slaveholders as a dominant class
domination by slaveholders
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