Slavocracy Slav*oc"ra*cy, n. [Slave + -cracy, as in democracy.] The persons or interest formerly representing slavery politically, or wielding political power for the preservation or advancement of slavery. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • slavocracy — also slaveocracy, in U.S. history, the political dominance of slave owners, 1840, from SLAVE (Cf. slave) + CRACY (Cf. cracy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • slavocracy — ☆ slavocracy [slāv äk′rə sē ] n. [ SLAV(E) + O + CRACY] slaveholders and pro slavery forces as a dominant or powerful class in the U.S. before 1865 …   English World dictionary

  • slavocracy — slavocrat /slay veuh krat /, n. slavocratic /slay veuh krat ik/, adj. /slay vok reuh see/, n., pl. slavocracies. 1. the rule or domination of slaveholders: the slavocracy of the old plantations. 2. a dominating body of slaveholders. [1830 40;… …   Universalium

  • slavocracy — noun Date: 1840 a faction of slaveholders and advocates of slavery in the South before the American Civil War …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slavocracy — government by slave owners Forms of Government …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • slavocracy — slav·oc·ra·cy …   English syllables

  • slavocracy — slav•oc•ra•cy [[t]sleɪˈvɒk rə si[/t]] n. pl. cies 1) gov a dominating body of slaveholders 2) gov rule by such a group, esp. before the Civil War • Etymology: 1830–40 slav′o•crat vəˌkræt n …   From formal English to slang

  • slavocracy — A government formed of slave owners …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • slavocracy — /sleɪˈvɒkrəsi/ (say slay vokruhsee) noun (plural slavocracies) 1. the rule or domination of slaveholders. 2. a dominating body of slaveholders. {slav(e) + o + cracy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • slavocracy — …   Useful english dictionary

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