theocracy

Part of speech: noun

A government recognizing the immediate sovereignty of God.

Part of speech: noun

Hence, government by priests or ecclesiastics.

Part of speech: adjective

Theocratic.

Part of speech: adjective

Theocratical.

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Usage examples "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"", Fran├žois-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", 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", Samuel Davidson.