slavocracy

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Etymology[edit]

From slave +‎ -ocracy.

Noun[edit]

slavocracy (plural slavocracies)

  1. (US, chiefly historical) The persons or interest representing slavery politically, or wielding political power for the preservation or advancement of slavery.
    • 2013, Philipp Meyer, The Son, Simon & Schuster 2014, p. 440:
      Close on their heels was any Texan who had ever said a word against the slaveocracy, or the cotton men, or was suspected of voting for Lincoln.