noun Etymology: Greek thalassokratia, from thalassa + -kratia -cracy Date: 1846 maritime supremacy

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  • Thalassocracy — The term thalassocracy (from the gr. θάλασσα, meaning sea, and κρατείν, meaning to rule , giving θαλασσοκρατία, rule of the sea ) refers to a state with primarily maritime realms an empire at sea, such as the Phoenician network of merchant cities …   Wikipedia

  • thalassocracy — ˌthaləˈsäkrəsē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek thalassokratia, from thalass + kratia cracy : maritime supremacy insecurity of the seas … which followed the collapse of the Mycenaean thalassocracy Interpreter s Bible …   Useful english dictionary

  • thalassocracy — /thal euh sok reuh see/, n., pl. thalassocracies. dominion over the seas, as in exploration, trade, or colonization. [1840 50; THALASSO + CRACY] * * * …   Universalium

  • thalassocracy — noun a) a state whose power derives from its naval or commercial supremacy on the seas b) maritime supremacy Syn: thalattocracy …   Wiktionary

  • thalassocracy —  Dominance of the seas …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • thalassocracy — sovereignty of the seas Forms of Government …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • thalassocracy — n. naval dominion, maritime supremacy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thalassocracy — thal·as·soc·ra·cy …   English syllables

  • thalassocracy — thal•as•soc•ra•cy [[t]ˌθæl əˈsɒk rə si[/t]] n. pl. cies gov dominion over the seas, as in trade • Etymology: 1840–50; < Gkthálass(a)sea + o + cracy …   From formal English to slang

  • thalassocracy — /θæləˈsɒkrəsi/ (say thaluh sokruhsee) noun a state whose empire is based on its marine power, such as the Thracian and Phoenician empires in ancient times, and the Portuguese and British empires in later times. {Greek thalassa sea + cracy} …   Australian English dictionary

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