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slavocracy

[sley-vok-ruh-see] /sleɪˈvɒk rə si/
noun, plural slavocracies.
1.
the rule or domination of slaveholders:
the slavocracy of the old plantations.
2.
a dominating body of slaveholders.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; slave + -o- + -cracy
Related forms
slavocrat
[sley-vuh-krat] /ˈsleɪ vəˌkræt/ (Show IPA),
noun
slavocratic
[sley-vuh-krat-ik] /ˌsleɪ vəˈkræt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for slavocrat

slavocracy

/sleɪˈvɒkrəsɪ/
noun (esp in the US before the Civil War) (pl) -cies
1.
slaveholders as a dominant class
2.
domination by slaveholders
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Word Origin and History for slavocrat

slavocracy

n.

also slaveocracy, in U.S. history, "the political dominance of slave-owners," 1840, formed irregularly from slave (n.) + -cracy. Related: Slavocrat.

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