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-cracy




a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek (aristocracy; democracy); on this model used, with the meaning “rule,” “government,” “governing body,” to form abstract nouns from stems of other origin: mobocracy; bureaucracy. Cf. -crat.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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