Synonyms for theocracy

  • church-state
  • hierocracy
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The Massachusetts colonial government has been called a theocracy.

They are the hieroglyphics of feudalism, succeeding those of theocracy.

So Garotte became a sort of theocracy, with Judge Rablay as ruler.

In the Theocracy, the Hebrew nation were the hereditary nobles.

They had visions of a theocracy, and were impatient of an earthly king.

The religion of Rome is, in every respect, the inversion of theocracy.

But theocracy with these nations was not synonymous with the domination of priests.

Society will again become a theocracy, else pay the penalty in anarchy.

In a certain sense, a theocracy must be the aim of every rational being.

Then you want to saddle a theocracy on the back of the nineteenth century?

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "sacerdotal government under divine inspiration" (as that of Israel before the rise of kings), from Greek theokratia "the rule of God" (Josephus), from theos "god" (see Thea) + kratos "a rule, regime, strength" (see -cracy). Meaning "priestly or religious body wielding political and civil power" is recorded from 1825.

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