plantocracy

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plan·toc·ra·cy

 (plăn-tŏk′rə-sē)
n. pl. plan·toc·ra·cies
1. A ruling class formed of plantation owners.
2. Leadership or government by this class.

plantocracy

(plɑːnˈtɒkrəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a ruling social class composed of planters
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They show how missionaries of various Christian denominations have related to the state in its different forms: precolonial kingdoms, slave-owning plantocracies, colonial administrations (in particular, settler colonialism), and independent governments.