Definitions

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  • n. Any of the members of the police and Security Service that dominated the South African government in the 1980s.

Etymologies

security +‎ -crat (perhaps to rhyme with bureaucrat). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I am waiting on you to be labelled a securocrat in that column.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • Perhaps it comes straight out of that party line dictionary that was written in a smoke-filled room in Sevastapol Street by the same faceless Provo apparatchik who a few years back advocated the practically endless use of the term 'securocrat'.

    Watch yer mouth big lad

  • If you're a securocrat, ie an employee of the UK's vast security establishment, then Mr Somerville's map will give you the heebie-jeebies.

    What a bright spark can do with open data ? and the tools to use it

  • The fact that being able to do this would be significantly less useful than having some devout followers in actual tube stations will not bother you unduly, because being a securocrat essentially means viewing the entire world and everything in it as a possible threat to national security.

    What a bright spark can do with open data ? and the tools to use it

  • This raises the spectre o a securocrat cabal in the police and army attempting to dictate to the democratic government what information can be revealed about their past actions.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • That conclusion is clear, but to arrive at it, the coalition must resolve sharp differences in ministerial opinions, and also a bizarre procedure for policymaking under which proposals are served up by home office securocrat, Charles Farr, while the esteemed lawyer and former prosecutor Lord Ken MacDonald watches over his shoulder.

    The Guardian World News

  • I have no problem having a discussion with a British securocrat like yourself.

    Politics.ie - 3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,29,30,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,48,49,50,52

  • (The future requires) no knee jerking, and whether the British government will go back to the old securocrat agenda which is subverting the rule of law .. "

    Slugger O'Toole

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  • "In his speech to the Institute of Government think tank, Mr (Nick) Clegg said: 'This is not a straightforward trade-off between liberty or security, as if one must come at the expense of the other. It is about how we balance the two. The Government has not been consumed by some sort of almighty row between peaceniks on the one hand and securocrats on the other.'"
    - Control orders: Nick Clegg denies 'peaceniks' row, BBC website, 7 January 2011.

    January 7, 2011