[ struh-tok-ruh-see ]
/ strəˈtɒk rə si /
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noun, plural stra·toc·ra·cies.
government by the military.
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Origin of stratocracy

1645–55; <Greek strató(s) army + -cracy
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How to use stratocracy in a sentence

  • 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
  • It was purely a government by the sword, or permanent stratocracy having a movable head.

    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

/ (strəˈtɒkrəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies
military rule

Derived forms of stratocracy

stratocrat (ˈstrætəˌkræt), nounstratocratic (ˌstrætəˈkrætɪk), adjective

Word Origin for stratocracy

C17: from Greek stratos an army + -cracy
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