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noun combining form

Definition of -cracy

  1. 1 :  form of government; also :  state having such a form <monocracy>

  2. 2 :  social or political class (as of powerful persons) <mobocracy>

  3. 3 :  theory of social organization <technocracy>

Origin and Etymology of -cracy

Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French -cratie, from Late Latin -cratia, from Greek -kratia, from kratos strength, power — more at hard

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a secret group of plotters

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