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 History of this Word

"cracy" is from "kratos" (power or strength) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
democracy
gynocracy
theocracy
meritocracy

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-cracy" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates "government or power" modifies the word. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-cracy illustration The oldest Ethiopian aristocracy was essentially tribal and military in nature.
-cracy illustration It appears to be completely dominated by the bureaucracy.