Definition of -cracy

1 : form of government also : state having such a form monocracy
2 : social or political class (as of powerful persons) mobocracy
3 : theory of social organization technocracy

History and Etymology for -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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“-cracy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-cracy. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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