thalassocracy

thalassocracy

[thal-uh-sok-ruh-see]
noun, plural thalassocracies.
dominion over the seas, as in exploration, trade, or colonization.

Origin:
1840–50; thalasso- + -cracy

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thalassocracy or thalattocracy (ˌθæləˈsɒkrəsɪ)
 
n
the government of a nation having dominion over large expanses of the seas
 
[C19: from Attic Greek thalassocratia, from thalassa sea + -cracy]
 
thalattocracy or thalattocracy
 
n
 
[C19: from Attic Greek thalassocratia, from thalassa sea + -cracy]

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