slavocracy

noun
slav·​oc·​ra·​cy | \ slā-ˈvä-krə-sē How to pronounce slavocracy (audio) \

Definition of slavocracy

: 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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First Known Use of slavocracy

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Slavocracy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slavocracy. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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