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stratocracy

[struh-tok-ruh-see] /strəˈtɒk rə si/
noun, plural stratocracies.
1.
government by the military.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Greek strató(s) army + -cracy
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stratocracy

/strəˈtɒkrəsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
military rule
Derived Forms
stratocrat (ˈstrætəˌkræt) noun
stratocratic (ˌstrætəˈkrætɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Greek stratos an army + -cracy
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Word Origin and History for stratocracy
n.

"government by the army," 1650s, from Greek stratos "army" (see strategy) + -kratia "rule of," from kratos "strength, power, rule" (see -cracy).

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