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stratocracy

[ struh-tok-ruh-see ]
/ strəˈtɒk rə si /
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noun, plural stra·toc·ra·cies.

government by the military.

Nearby words

stratiformis, stratify, stratig., stratigraphy, strato-, stratocracy, stratocumulus, stratopause, stratosphere, stratospheric, stratovolcano

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.

    The Caesars|Thomas de Quincey
  • There were then, in fact, two great forces in the government acting in and by each other—the Stratocracy, and the Autocracy.

    The Caesars|Thomas de Quincey

British Dictionary definitions for stratocracy

stratocracy

/ (strəˈtɒkrəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

military rule
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

stratocracy


n.

"government by the army," 1650s, from Greek stratos "army" (see strategy) + -kratia "rule of," from kratos "strength, power, rule" (see -cracy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper