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

First Known Use of slavocracy

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Slavocracy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slavocracy. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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