Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Government or rule by the state alone, uncontrolled by ecclesiastical power.

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

  • noun rare Government by the state, or by political power, in distinction from government by ecclesiastical power.

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

  • noun government by the state, or by political power in distinction from ecclesiastical power

Etymologies

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state + -cracy, as in democracy.

Examples

  • Whenever the voters grow weary of the plutocracy, they're offered the alleged alternative of an FDR or JFK; whenever they grow weary of the statocracy, they're offered the alleged alternative of a Reagan or Thatcher.

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  • "Corporate liberalism functions via a façade of opposition between a purportedly progressive statocracy and a purportedly pro-market plutocracy.

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