-acy, -cy

(Latin: suffix; state, quality, condition, or act of; forming nouns)

neocracy
1. A government run by amateurs.
2. Government by new or inexperienced officials.
3. A government administered untried officials.
numeracy (s) (noun), numeracies (pl)
The ability to think and to express oneself effectively with a knowledge of mathematical skills: Carolina had a superior numeracy that made her capable of understanding mathematical concepts, performing calculations, and interpreting and using statistical information.
obduracy (s) (noun), obduracies (pl)
Being stubborn and not doing something the way another person wants it to be done: Trisha's obduracy about being home by a specific time after the dance angered her parents.
obstinacy
ochlocracy
Government by the mob or lowest of the people; mob-rule.
pharmacy
1. The art of preparing and dispensing drugs.
2. A place where drugs are sold; a drugstore; sometimes also called apothecary.
3. The branch of the health sciences dealing with the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of drugs.
4. A place where drugs are compounded or dispensed.
polycracy
A government of many rulers; polyarchy.
populacy
The populace or common people.
primacy (s) (noun), primacies (pl)
1. The state of leadership, dominance, or being number one among considerations: The primacy of the automobile, over horse and buggy conveyances, was initially questioned, but it soon became an accepted fact.
2. A condition of being the most important or the strongest: It is now obvious that civil laws have taken primacy over religious laws.

Shirley has established primacy in her occupation as a computer expert.

privacy
Seclusion or isolation from the view of, or from contact with, others; secrecy, concealment.
prolificacy
Producing abundantly and sustaining growth.
supremacy
1. The quality or condition of being supreme or having the power to dominate or to defeat.
2. Supreme power or authority or a position of superiority or authority over all others.
technocracy, Technocracy
1. A social system in which scientists, engineers, and technicians have high social standing and political power.
2. A philosophy that advocates the enlistment of a bureaucracy of highly trained engineers, scientists, or technicians to run the government and society.
3. The control of society or industry by technical experts; a ruling body of such experts.

No nation has yet been governed as a technocracy, and the concept has been criticized as excessively materialistic and inadequately attuned to social, psychological, and artistic considerations.

—J. N. Hook, The Grand Panjandrum & 1,999 Other Rare, Useful,
and Delightful Words and Expressions.

Technocracy historically was a school of thought originating in the United States in the 1930s, arguing that the nation could be rescued from the Great Depression if politicians were replaced by scientists and engineers having the technical expertise to manage the nation's economy and natural resources.

Technocracy used growth and decline curves to predict a wide range of societal trends.

Dictionary of Energy; published by Elsevier;
Oxford, U.K.; 2006; page 437.
teleocracy
An organization designed to fulfill a specific purpose.
theodemocracy (s) (noun), theodemocracies (pl)
A democracy under divine, or religious, administration or rule.