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the·oc·ra·cy

 (thē-ŏk′rə-sē)
n. pl. the·oc·ra·cies
1. Government ruled by or subject to religious authority.
2. A country or state governed in this way.

theocracy

(θɪˈɒkrəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government by a deity or by a priesthood
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a community or political unit under such government
ˈtheoˌcrat n
ˌtheoˈcratic, ˌtheoˈcratical adj
ˌtheoˈcratically adv

the•oc•ra•cy

(θiˈɒk rə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme ruler.
2. a system of government by priests claiming a divine commission.
3. a commonwealth or state under such a form of government.
[1615–25; < Greek theokratía. See theo-, -cracy]
the′o•crat` (-əˌkræt) n.
the`o•crat′ic, the`o•crat′i•cal, adj.
the`o•crat′i•cal•ly, adv.

theocracy

1. a system of government in which God or a deity is held to be the civil ruler; thearchy.
2. a system of government by priests; hagiarchy.
3. a state under such a form of rule. — theocrat, n.theocratic, adj.
See also: Government
a system of government in which a deity is considered the civil ruler. Also called thearchy.
See also: Religion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.theocracy - a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)
church-state - a state ruled by religious authority
hierocracy - a ruling body composed of clergy
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power
2.theocracy - the belief in government by divine guidance
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
Translations
papi uralomteokrácia

theocracy

[θɪˈɒkrəsɪ] Nteocracia f

theocracy

nTheokratie f

theocracy

[θɪˈɒkrəsɪ] n (Pol) → teocrazia
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