-cracy

noun combining form

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

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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