-cracy

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

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


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