securocracy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

security +‎ -cracy (perhaps to rhyme with bureaucracy).

NounEdit

securocracy (countable and uncountable, plural securocracies)

  1. (uncountable) The police and Security Service that dominated the South African government in the 1980s.
  2. (countable) Any of the powerful security services of several western governments.

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Last modified on 25 August 2013, at 00:45