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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A ruling group of slaveholders or advocates of slavery, as in the southern United States before 1865.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Slave-owners collectively, or their interests, influence, and power, especially as exercised in the maintenance of slavery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun United States The persons or interest formerly representing slavery politically, or wielding political power for the preservation or advancement of slavery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US, historical The persons or interest representing slavery politically, or wielding political power for the preservation or advancement of slavery.

Etymologies

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slave +‎ -o- +‎ -cracy

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