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theocracy

the·oc·ra·cy

theocracy

 
 
pronunciation:
thi a kr si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: theocracies
definition 1: a form of government in which a god or gods are acknowledged as the ultimate authority.
They questioned whether nonbelievers would be accorded all the rights of citizenship under a theocracy.
definition 2: a system of government by priests or others who claim a divine sanction.
derivations: theocratic (adj.), theocratically (adv.)
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