thalassocracy

noun
thal·​as·​soc·​ra·​cy | \ ˌtha-lə-ˈsä-krə-sē How to pronounce thalassocracy (audio) \

Definition of thalassocracy

: maritime supremacy

Other Words from thalassocracy

thalassocrat \ thə-​ˈla-​sə-​ˌkrat \ noun

First Known Use of thalassocracy

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thalassocracy

Greek thalassokratia, from thalassa + -kratia -cracy

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“Thalassocracy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thalassocracy. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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