Definition of Theocracy

1. Noun. A political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided).

Specialized synonyms: Church-state, Hierocracy
Generic synonyms: Form Of Government, Political System
Derivative terms: Theocratic



2. Noun. The belief in government by divine guidance.

Definition of Theocracy

1. n. Government of a state by the immediate direction or administration of God; hence, the exercise of political authority by priests as representing the Deity.

Definition of Theocracy

1. Noun. Government under the control of a Church or state-sponsored religion.

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2. Noun. Rule by God. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Theocracy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Theocracy

theobroma
theobroma oil
theobromas
theobromic
theobromic acid
theobromine
theobromines
theocentric
theocentricity
theocentrism
theocentrisms
theocon
theocons
theoconservatism
theocracies
theocracy (current term)
theocrasies
theocrasy
theocrat
theocratic
theocratical
theocratically
theocraticals
theocrats
theodicies
theodicy
theodolite
theodolites
theodolitic
theogallin

Literary usage of Theocracy

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1. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1876)
"While engaged in these various applications and modifica- theocracy tions of the ... J flc Influence, theocracy, to begin with, made considerable ..."

2. The Philosophy of Life, and Philosophy of Language: In a Course of Lectures by Friedrich von Schlegel, Alexander James William Morrison (1847)
"Tbo latter apply the idea of theocracy and employ the term to signify the rule of the spiritual power, such as the Egyptian priesthood may perhaps, ..."

3. The Philosophy of Life, and Philosophy of Language: In a Course of Lectures by Friedrich von Schlegel (1855)
"THE idea which the adverse party, or opposition, in the political domain, and in the scientific theory of politics, usually form of a theocracy, is for the ..."

4. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, K. F. Th Schneider (1853)
"By the consciousness of the declining condition of the theocracy, it is true, that the yearning after the promised epoch of its glorious restoration, ..."

5. History of the Planting and Training of the Christian Church by the Apostles by August Neander (1844)
"Christianity allied itself to the expectation of a restoration and glorification of the theocracy, which was preceded by an increasing sense of its fallen ..."

6. History of the Planting and Training of the Christian Church by the Apostles by August Neander (1847)
"Christianity allied itself to the expectation of a restoration and glorification of the theocracy, which was preceded by an increasing sense of its fallen ..."

7. The Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated by William Warburton (1837)
"For the affairs of a people under a theocracy, being administered by God as ... Mv meaning is, that if the Jews were indeed under a theocracy, they were ..."

8. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1824)
"theocracy. Government of God or Gods. I DECEIVE myself every day; but I suspect that all the nations who have cultivated the arts have lived under a ..."

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