polycratic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From poly- +‎ -cratic, after polycracy.

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Adjective[edit]

polycratic (comparative more polycratic, superlative most polycratic)

  1. (politics) Governed by many people or groups. [from 20th c.]
    • 2012, Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers, Penguin 2013, p. 101:
      Against the background of this strikingly polycratic system, three figures emerge as especially influential […].