Definitions

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  • suffix A participant in a specified form of government.
  • suffix An advocate of a specified form of government.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French -crate, from Greek -kratēs, ruler, from kratos, strength, power; see -cracy.

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From Ancient Greek κράτος (kratos, "power, might"), modeled after words of Ancient Greek origin such as democrat and aristocrat.

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