One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- ‘He allowed himself to be manipulated by the securocrats within the British establishment.’
- ‘Is it too much to ask that the securocrats who organised, armed and trained these groups might be held to account?’
Blend of security and bureaucrat.
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