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  • n. A government by the cotton industry as in pre-Civil War South.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Those planters, merchants, and manufacturers, collectively, who control the cotton trade; especially, in United States history, before the civil war, the cotton-planting interest in the slave States.

Etymologies

cotton +‎ -cracy (Wiktionary)

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