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Words that end in cracy

-cracy

suffix

Government; rule: meritocracy.

Origin of -cracy

French -cratie from Old French from Late Latin -cratia from Greek -kratiā from kratos strength, power ; see kar- in Indo-European roots.

a political system governed by old people

bureaucracy
a government administered primarily by nonelective officials

aristocracy
a privileged class holding hereditary titles

meritocracy
a social system in which power goes to superior intellects

technocracy
a form of government in which scientists and technical experts are in control

stratocracy
government by the military and an army

gynecocracy
a political system governed by a woman

plutocracy
a political system governed by the wealthy people

ochlocracy
a political system in which a mob is the source of control

democracy
the orientation of those who favor government by the people

autocracy
a theory favoring unlimited authority by an individual

theocracy
a political unit governed by a deity

mobocracy
a political system in which a mob is the source of control

monocracy
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

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