[ struh-tok-ruh-see ]
/ strəˈtɒk rə si /
noun, plural stra·toc·ra·cies.
government by the military.
Origin of stratocracy
1645–55; < Greek strató(s) army + -cracy
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Examples from the Web for stratocracy
It is in the perfection of the stratocracy that we must look for the key to the excesses of the autocrat.
There were then, in fact, two great forces in the government acting in and by each other—the Stratocracy, and the Autocracy.
British Dictionary definitions for stratocracy
/ (strəˈtɒkrəsɪ) /
noun plural -cies
Derived Formsstratocrat (ˈstrætəˌkræt), nounstratocratic (ˌstrætəˈkrætɪk), adjective
Word Origin for stratocracy
C17: from Greek stratos an army + -cracy
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Word Origin and History for stratocracy
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