plan·​to·​cra·​cy plan-ˈtä-krə-sē How to pronounce plantocracy (audio)
: a ruling class made up of planters
: 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,, 12 July 2020

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Word History


planter + -o- + -cracy

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of plantocracy was in 1840

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“Plantocracy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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