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n. pl. stra·toc·ra·cies
Government by the armed forces.

[Greek stratos, army; see ster- in Indo-European roots + -cracy.]

strat′o·crat′ic (străt′ə-krăt′ĭk) adj.


n, pl -cies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) military rule
[C17: from Greek stratos an army + -cracy]
stratocrat n
stratocratic adj


(strəˈtɒk rə si)

n., pl. -cies.
government by the military.
[1645–55; < Greek strató(s) army + -cracy]


a system of rule by the military.
See also: Government
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stratocracy - government by the military and an army
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
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In the opinions of many, both at home and abroad, SCAF's desired destination for the civilian revolution has been the transformation of 21st Century Egypt into a shoddy replica of the stratocracy of 20th Century Turkey.