stratocracy

stratocracy

[struh-tok-ruh-see]
noun, plural stratocracies.
government by the military.

Origin:
1645–55; < Greek strató(s) army + -cracy

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stratocracy (strəˈtɒkrəsɪ)
 
n , pl -cies
military rule
 
[C17: from Greek stratos an army + -cracy]
 
stratocrat
 
n
 
stratocratic
 
adj

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stratocracy
"government by the army," 1652, from Gk. stratos "army" (see strategy) + -kratia "rule of," from kratos "strength, power, rule" (see -cracy).
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