securocracy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

security +‎ -cracy (perhaps to rhyme with bureaucracy).

Noun[edit]

securocracy (countable and uncountable, plural securocracies)

  1. (uncountable) The police and Security Service that dominated the South African government in the 1980s.
  2. (countable) Any of the powerful security services of several western governments.

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