Definitions

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

  • n. Government by the armed forces.

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  • n. A military government.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A military government; government by military chiefs and an army.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A military government; government by force of arms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. government by the military and an army

Etymologies

Greek stratos, army; see ster-2 in Indo-European roots + -cracy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The intolerant citizens have called for a nation-wide general strike to bring down the deep-rooted stratocracy in Burma, due to the junta's insistence of barring the Lady to participate in the country's political reform process.

    Burma Question - sill a matter of regional concern

  • The intolerant citizens have called for a nation-wide general strike to bring down the deep-rooted stratocracy in Burma, due to the junta\'s insistence of barring the Lady to participate in the country\'s political reform process. '

    Burma Question - sill a matter of regional concern

  • But in Burma, the political opposition as well as journalists and media personnel are under the strictest rules of the stratocracy.

    Burma seeks global support for press freedom

  • Along the way he correctly spelled stratocracy, refractoriness, mendacious, and childrens.

    John Seery: NEWSFLASH: Al Gore Awarded MacArthur "Genius" Grant!

  • But to effect such end, the Turks require the old stratocracy, which, bloody as it was, worked with far less misery than the charter and the new code.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • It is in the perfection of the stratocracy that we must look for the key to the excesses of the autocrat.

    The Caesars

  • It was purely a government by the sword, or permanent _stratocracy_ having a movable head.

    The Caesars

  • The most intolerant citizens have called for a U.S. military invasion or an armed struggle to overthrow the deep-rooted stratocracy in Burma, due to the junta’s insistence on building a military-privileged country.

    Will civil strife recur in Burma?

  • _stratocracy_ then disposing of the world, that within no very great succession of weeks that same victorious rebel, the Emperor Galba, at whose feet Nero had been self-immolated, was laid a murdered corpse in the same identical cell which had witnessed the lingering agonies of his unhappy victim.

    The Caesars

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