A stratocracy is a form of government headed by military chiefs. It is not necessarily the same as a
military dictatorship, as the military and government can be interchangeable and a stratocracy does not have to be autocratic by nature.See Military government.
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Stratocracy — Stra*toc ra*cy, n. [Gr. ? an army + cracy, as in democracy: cf. F. stratocratie.] A military government; government by military chiefs and an army. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
stratocracy — (n.) government by the army, 1650s, from Gk. stratos army (see STRATEGY (Cf. strategy)) + kratia rule of, from kratos strength, power, rule (see CRACY (Cf. cracy)) … Etymology dictionary
stratocracy — [strə täk′rə sē] n. pl. stratocracies [< Gr stratos (see STRATAGEM) + CRACY] government by the military … English World dictionary
stratocracy — /streuh tok reuh see/, n., pl. stratocracies. government by the military. [1645 55; < Gk strató(s) army + CRACY] * * * … Universalium
stratocracy — noun A military government … Wiktionary
stratocracy — military rule or despotism Forms of Government … Phrontistery dictionary
stratocracy — [strə tɒkrəsi] noun (plural stratocracies) archaic government by military forces. ↘a military government. Origin C17: from Gk stratos army + cracy … English new terms dictionary
stratocracy — stra·toc·ra·cy … English syllables
stratocracy — stra•toc•ra•cy [[t]strəˈtɒk rə si[/t]] n. pl. cies gov mil government by the military • Etymology: 1645–55; < Gk strató(s) army + cracy … From formal English to slang
stratocracy — A government formed of the military … Grandiloquent dictionary