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the·o·crat

 (thē′ə-krăt′)
n.
1. A ruler of a theocracy.
2. A believer in theocracy.

the′o·crat′ic, the′o·crat′i·cal adj.
the′o·crat′i·cal·ly adv.
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Nonetheless, even though such a theocrat is unlikely to be among his readers, Rawls tells us he must respond to her because she poses an important threat to the truth claims of liberalism.
In the words of a theocrat at the end of that war, "Iran demonstrated to all its enemies, particularly the Americans and Zionists, that if they came to Iraq and Afghanistan to impose military threats against us, we too have moved close to Israel to impose the same threat on the enemies of Islam".
Colson makes the same mistake that has tripped up every theocrat in history: He refuses to admit the possibility that he might be completely and utterly wrong.
Unlike Iran's controversial Wilayat ul-Faqih (WuF) concept of a theocrat ruling the country, Iraq's Ja'fari theologians follow the quietist school forbidding religious men from being involved in politics.
HuT's overriding objective is to unite the Muslim world under a single caliph, or supreme theocrat, reviving a system which collapsed with the demise of the Ottoman Empire early in the 20th century.
Throughout history, without exception, every theocrat who usurps the power of the state to write his interpretation of the Bible into law has spawned only tyranny.
During eight years in office, Khatami deceived the world and Iran's neighbours, posing as a moderate intellectual theocrat.
It's ironic that a man, who professes to be anti-Pope because the Pope is a secular and religious theocrat, is also a secular and religious theocrat himself.
It was the act of an aspiring theocrat and religious zealot.
That's why, 100 years from now, Kennedy will still be fondly hailed as a great president while Santorum will be just another wannabe theocrat, forgotten in the pages of history.
They include Patrick Buchanan and Ross Perot, a theocrat and a technocrat respectively; we can expect such diversity within any emergent isolationist camp.
The Colorado Springs theocrat and his allies just don't seem to understand the realities of living in a pluralistic democracy.