-cracy
noun combining form Etymology: Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French -cratie, from Late Latin -cratia, from Greek -kratia, from kratos strength, power — more at hard 1. form of government; also state having such a form <
monocracy
>
2. social or political class (as of powerful persons) <
mobocracy
>
3. theory of social organization <
technocracy
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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