[ thal-uh-sok-ruh-see ]
/ ˌθæl əˈsɒk rə si /
noun, plural thal·as·soc·ra·cies.
dominion over the seas, as in exploration, trade, or colonization.
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Words nearby thalassocracy
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Example sentences from the Web for thalassocracy
Nor need the tradition of Minos' thalassocracy be regarded as altogether incredible.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for thalassocracy
/ (ˌθæləˈsɒkrəsɪ) /
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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