- 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.