isocracy

a form of government where all citizens have equal political power.

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  • isocracy — (n.) equal power, 1650s, from Gk. isokratia equality of power, from isokrates of equal power, possessing equal rights, from isos equal (see ISO (Cf. iso )) + kratia power, rule, authority (see CRACY (Cf. cracy)). Related: Isocratic …   Etymology dictionary

  • Isocracy — An isocracy is a form of government where all citizens have equal political power. The term derives from Greek ισος meaning equal and κρατειν meaning to have power , or to rule . Isocracy should be incompatible with gerrymandering by class, as at …   Wikipedia

  • isocracy — isocrat /uy seuh krat /, n. isocratic, adj. /uy sok reuh see/, n., pl. isocracies. a government in which all individuals have equal political power. [1645 55; < Gk isokratía. See ISO , CRACY] * * * …   Universalium

  • isocracy — equal political power Forms of Government …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • isocracy — isoc·ra·cy …   English syllables

  • isocracy — A government in which everyone has equal power …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • isocracy — /aɪˈsɒkrəsi/ (say uy sokruhsee) noun (plural isocracies) a government in which all have equal political power. {Greek isokratia. See iso , cracy} –isocratic /aɪsəˈkrætɪk/ (say uysuh kratik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • isocracy —   n. equal rule; possession of equal power by all.    ♦ isocrat, n.    ♦ isocratic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • isocracy — īˈsäkrəsē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek isokratia, from isokratēs having equal power or equal rights (from is + kratos strength, power) + ia y more at hard : equality of power or rule; especially : a system of government in which al …   Useful english dictionary

  • Isocracy (band) — Isocracy was a punk rock band from the United States Berkeley area, formed in 1986. The band was one of the key bands in the MRR/Gilman Street project.John Kiffmeyer (a.k.a. Al Sobrante), who later went on to form Green Day, was the drummer for… …   Wikipedia

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