Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

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

    Slugger O'Toole

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

    Slugger O'Toole

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

    Slugger O'Toole

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

    Slugger O'Toole

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

    Slugger O'Toole

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

    Slugger O'Toole

  • 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'.

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  • 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

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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