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isocracy

[ahy-sok-ruh-see] /aɪˈsɒk rə si/
noun, plural isocracies.
1.
a government in which all individuals have equal political power.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Greek isokratía. See iso-, -cracy
Related forms
isocrat
[ahy-suh-krat] /ˈaɪ səˌkræt/ (Show IPA),
noun
isocratic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for isocracy

isocracy

/aɪˈsɒkrəsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
a form of government in which all people have equal powers
2.
equality of political power
Derived Forms
isocratic (ˌaɪsəʊˈkrætɪk) adjective
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Contemporary definitions for isocracy
noun

rule whereby everyone has equal power, equality of rule

Word Origin

iso- 'power'

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Word Origin and History for isocracy
n.

"equal power," 1650s, from Greek isokratia "equality of power," from isokrates "of equal power, possessing equal rights," from isos "equal" (see iso-) + -kratia "power, rule, authority" (see -cracy). Related: Isocratic.

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