slav·​oc·​ra·​cy slā-ˈvä-krə-sē How to pronounce slavocracy (audio)
: a faction of slaveholders and advocates of slavery in the South before the American Civil War

Examples of slavocracy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As adamant as the slavocracy remained, time and history were not on its side. David Holahan, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2021 In post-slavery—and post–policing-of-slavery—America, racist policing in the American slavocracy was also tied to partnerships with the private violence of organizations like the Ku Klux Klan. Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, The New Republic, 13 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slavocracy was in 1840

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“Slavocracy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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