a (specified) type of government; rule by: autocracy, theocracy
Origin of -cracyFrench -cracie from Medieval Latin -cratia from Classical Greek -kratia, rule from kratos, rule, strength: see hard
Government; rule: meritocracy.
Origin of -cracyFrench -cratie from Old French from Late Latin -cratia from Greek -kratiā from kratos strength, power ; see kar- in Indo-European roots.
- Contrast -cracy with the far rarer, homophonous -crasy.
From the Ancient Greek suffix -κρατία (-kratia), from κράτος (kratos, “power, rule”).