from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix A participant in or supporter of a specified form of government: technocrat.
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- suffix A participant in a specified form of government.
- suffix An advocate of a specified form of government.
French -crate, from Greek -kratēs, ruler, from kratos, strength, power; see -cracy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek κράτος (kratos, "power, might"), modeled after words of Ancient Greek origin such as democrat and aristocrat. (Wiktionary)