- 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.
- military rule
C17: from Greek stratos an army + -cracy
Word Origin and History for stratocracy
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