Definition of securocrat in English:



  • A military or police officer who holds an influential position in the government; an advocate of the close involvement of military and police officers in government.

    • ‘On reflection, Americans realise that it is not a black-and-white case of evil politicians or securocrats conspiring to enslave them.’
    • ‘They are being used by unionist opponents of the peace process, and by the securocrats, to oppose demilitarisation.’
    • ‘Be they nationalist or loyalist, be they securocrats or criminals, the anti-peace brigades have won the day.’
    • ‘Is it too much to ask that the securocrats who organised, armed and trained these groups might be held to account?’
    • ‘He allowed himself to be manipulated by the securocrats within the British establishment.’


Blend of security and bureaucrat.