PRONUNCIATION: (kri-SAH-kruh-see)

MEANING: noun: Rule by the wealthy.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek chryso- (gold) + -cracy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1828. A synonym is plutocracy.

CHRYSOCRACK - special kind of yellow cocaine

CHRYSOC TRACY - his real name; small wonder the detective preferred to be called "Dick" by his friends

CHRYSLOCRACY - when Ford and GM couldn't pull it off, yet another car manufacturer tried to make the rules