Theocracy Definition

thē-ŏkrə-sē
theocracies
noun
Government by a person or persons claiming to rule with divine authority.
Webster's New World
A country governed in this way.
Webster's New World
A country or state whose government derives its power directly from God or another divine spirit.
Webster's New World Law
A country or state in which government powers are vested in the clergy.
Webster's New World Law
other
Sharia law.
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Other Word Forms of Theocracy

Noun

Singular:
theocracy
Plural:
theocracies

Origin of Theocracy

  • theo- +"Ž -cracy, originally from Ancient Greek θεοκρατία (theokratia, “rule of (a) God"), a term coined in the 1st century by Josephus (Against Apion 2.17) in reference to the kingdom of Israel. Attested in English from the 1630s, first by John Donne in a 1631 sermon: The Jews were onely under a Theocratie, an immediate government of God.

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