dulocracy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δουλοκρατία (doulokratía), from δούλος (doúlos, servant, slave, thrall) + κρατείν (krateín, rule).

Noun[edit]

dulocracy (plural dulocracies)

  1. A government where servants and slaves have so much license and privilege that they domineer; predominance of slaves.
    • 1855, Jam. Gord Bennett, Memoirs of Jam. Gord. Bennett and his Times: By a Journalist[1]:
      Or must the country passively submit to that dulocracy in politics which has become a stigma upon the nation, and a shame to the intelligence of the people?
    • 1970, Maurice Duggan, O'Leary's orchard and other stories, page 165:
      In a dulocracy who are the slaves?
    • 2006, Radha Rajan, Krishen Kak, NGOs, Activists & Foreign Funds: Anti-nation Industry[2], page 145:
      Manderians are not democrats; they are dulocrats, and the Manderweb symbolises our dulocracy. So, are you surprised that the dulocracy rules our country … A dulocracy is "a Government where servants and slaves have so much license and privilege that they domineer" (Black's Law Dictionary, 6th edn), …

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References[edit]

  • An Universal Etymological English Dictionary, N. Bailey, dulocracy
  • Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, dulocracy