a combining form meaning “ruler,” “member of a ruling body,” “advocate of a particular form of rule,” used in the formation of compound words:
autocrat; technocrat.
compare -cracy.
combining form
indicating a person who takes part in or is a member of a form of government or cl-ss democrat, technocrat see also -cracy
derived forms
-cratic, -cratical, combining_form:in_adjective
word origin
from greek -kratēs, from -kratia-cracy

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