stratocracy (n.) "government by the army," 1650s, from Gk. stratos "army" (see STRATEGY (Cf. strategy)) + -kratia "rule of," from kratos "strength, power, rule" (see -CRACY (Cf. -cracy)).

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  • Stratocracy — Stra*toc ra*cy, n. [Gr. ? an army + cracy, as in democracy: cf. F. stratocratie.] A military government; government by military chiefs and an army. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stratocracy — [strə täk′rə sē] n. pl. stratocracies [< Gr stratos (see STRATAGEM) + CRACY] government by the military …   English World dictionary

  • Stratocracy — A stratocracy is a form of government headed by military chiefs. It is not necessarily the same as a military dictatorship, as the military and government can be interchangeable and a stratocracy does not have to be autocratic by nature.See… …   Wikipedia

  • stratocracy — /streuh tok reuh see/, n., pl. stratocracies. government by the military. [1645 55; < Gk strató(s) army + CRACY] * * * …   Universalium

  • stratocracy — noun A military government …   Wiktionary

  • stratocracy — military rule or despotism Forms of Government …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • stratocracy — [strə tɒkrəsi] noun (plural stratocracies) archaic government by military forces. ↘a military government. Origin C17: from Gk stratos army + cracy …   English new terms dictionary

  • stratocracy — stra·toc·ra·cy …   English syllables

  • stratocracy — stra•toc•ra•cy [[t]strəˈtɒk rə si[/t]] n. pl. cies gov mil government by the military • Etymology: 1645–55; < Gk strató(s) army + cracy …   From formal English to slang

  • stratocracy — A government formed of the military …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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