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thalassocracy

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noun thal·as·soc·ra·cy \ˌtha-lə-ˈsä-krə-sē\

Definition of thalassocracy

  1. :  maritime supremacy

thalassocrat \thə-ˈla-sə-ˌkrat\ noun


Origin of thalassocracy

Greek thalassokratia, from thalassa + -kratia -cracy


First Known Use: 1846


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