[Ads-l] tellurocracy, necrocracy

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 17 19:20:49 UTC 2020

Neither of these is in the OED or Merriam-Webster. It appears that many hits in Google Books are false positives, but the words are both attested.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tellurocracy <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tellurocracy>
1. Dominance or supremacy due to military or commercial power on land.
2. A state whose power derives from land-based military or commercial supremacy.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/necrocracy <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/necrocracy>
A government that still operates under the rules of a dead former leader.

Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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