thearchy

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the·ar·chy

 (thē′är′kē)
n. pl. the·ar·chies
1. Government or rule by a god or by priests; theocracy.
2. A hierarchy of gods.
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thearchy

(ˈθiːɑːkɪ)
n, pl -chies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rule or government by God or gods; theocracy
[C17: from Church Greek thearkhia; see theo-, -archy]
theˈarchic adj
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thearchy

1. a system of government by God or a god.
2. an order or system of deities. — thearchic, adj.
See also: Government
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