-crat etymology

English word -crat comes from Ancient Greek κράτος

Detailed word origin of -crat

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
κράτος Ancient Greek (grc)
-crat English (eng) A participant in a specified form of government.. An advocate of a specified form of government.
aristocrat English (eng) A proponent of aristocracy; an advocate of aristocratic government.. One of the aristocracy, nobility, or people of rank in a community; one of a ruling class; a noble (originally in Revolutionary France).
democrat English (eng) (US, historical) A large light uncovered wagon with two or more seats.. A supporter of democracy; an advocate of democratic politics (originally as opposed to the aristocrats in Revolutionary France).. Someone who rules a representative democracy.

Words with the same origin as -crat

Descendants of κράτος
-cracy Eurocrat Islamocracy aristo aristocrat autocrat bureaucrat businesscrat cracky crataegus demarchy demo- democracy democrat demogenetics demolinguistics educrat meritocrat ochlocrat ochlocratical ochlocratically physiocrat plutocrat thalassocrat