noun, plural thal·as·soc·ra·cies.
dominion over the seas, as in exploration, trade, or colonization.
Origin of thalassocracy
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Nor need the tradition of Minos' thalassocracy be regarded as altogether incredible.The Heroic Age
H. Munro Chadwick
the government of a nation having dominion over large expanses of the seas
Word Origin for thalassocracy
C19: from Attic Greek thalassocratia, from thalassa sea + -cracy
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