anocracy

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Etymology[edit]

Apparently from an- +‎ -ocracy.

Noun[edit]

anocracy (plural anocracies)

  1. (politics) A political system which is neither fully democratic nor fully autocratic, often being vulnerable to political instability.
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 374:
      As the number of autocracies in the world began to decline in the late 1980s, the number of anocracies began to increase.
  2. A government not lacking governmental power but absent of political domination.

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