statocracy

government by the state alone, without ecclesiastical influence

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Statocracy — Sta*toc ra*cy (st[.a]*t[o^]k r[.a]*s[y^]), n. [State + cracy, as in democracy.] Government by the state, or by political power, in distinction from government by ecclesiastical power. [R.] O. A. Brownson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • statocracy — (steɪˈtɒkrəsɪ) [f. state n. + ocracy.] Government or rule by the state alone, uncontrolled by ecclesiastical power. in Webster (citing O. A. Brownson) …   Useful english dictionary

  • statocracy — n. rule by military power …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Forms of Government — It has been suggested that every government which has ever existed has been a prime example of kakistocracy, or the rule of the worst, but this list of 169 different types of leadership suggests that that might be a bit too simplistic. Each of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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