Definition of stratocracy in English:

stratocracy

Line breaks: stra¦toc|racy
Pronunciation: /strəˈtɒkrəsi
 
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noun (plural stratocracies)

[mass noun] rare
  • 1Government by military forces.
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    • The important stratocracy persons in the Republic of China visited here respectively, including the chairman Linsen.
    • The obvious problem for a Western audience is that the none-too-subtle political message of ‘Hero’ is that stratocracy is good for you.
    • Neofascism and stratocracy are rife.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A military government.
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    • Rather stratocracies are found only among countries that support immobile light and medium forces.
    • The vetting out of ‘outsiders’ was not the only kind gesture of these commanders of the Iranian stratocracy.
    • We live in a nascent stratocracy - a government ruled by military.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Greek stratos 'army' + -cracy.

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