nomocracy


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nomocracy

(nɒˈmɒkrəsɪ; nəʊ-)
n, pl -cies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government based on the rule of law rather than arbitrary will, terror, etc
[C19: from Greek, from nomos law + -cracy]

nomocracy

a system of government based on a legal code.
See also: Law
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First, after 41 years in clinical practice and given the police state nomocracy currently operating in the US, I would advise any practitioner employing integrative medical methods to avoid billing any "non-standard" methods to a third party insurer.
A government based on the supremacy of the law is called a nomocracy.
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10) Because Islam was a nomocracy, the first level was comprised of legal scholars.
In a religious nomocracy the divine law exists, but the practical legislative power is invested in the hands of its interpreters.
Together with the strong positivist influence inherited from the nineteenth century, caudillismo has placed the will over legislation and legislation over law to the point that we have been governed by a teleocracy (a government of objectives) instead of by a nomocracy (a government of laws)--to apply the formula used by Bertrand de Jouvenel.
For these and other reasons, Josephus rejected Greek nomocracy in favor of a theocratic form of rule based upon the Mosaic Code and the Covenant.