What does the word theocracy mean?

Usage examples for theocracy

  1. They begin with theocracy; they end in a manner simply and naturally human. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  2. By a theocracy we understand to be meant, and we understand M. Comte to mean, a society founded on caste, and in which the speculative, necessarily identical with the priestly caste, has the temporal government in its hands or under its control. – Auguste Comte and Positivism by John-Stuart Mill
  3. To them we are indebted for the Messianic idea, the hope of a better time in which their high ideal of the theocracy should be realized. – The Canon of the Bible by Samuel Davidson