plan·​to·​cra·​cy | \ plan-ˈtä-krə-sē How to pronounce plantocracy (audio) \

Definition of plantocracy

1 : a ruling class made up of planters
2 : government by planters

Examples of plantocracy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His appointment in 1960 as the first regular Black captain of the West Indies team ended the monopoly of the region’s white plantocracy. Huw Richards,, "Everton Weekes, Cricket Star and Pioneer, Is Dead at 95," 12 July 2020

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First Known Use of plantocracy

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plantocracy

planter + -o- + -cracy

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“Plantocracy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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