Definitions of Theocracy
(noun) An authority, typically a government, ruled by or subject to a deity or its representative officials who are viewed as divinely guided.
- American English – /thee-AH-kruh-see/
- British English – /thi-O-kruh-see/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /θiˈɑkrəsi/
- British English – /θiːˈɒkrəsi/
- Plural: theocracies
- A theocracy often has an ecclesia.
- Also called a thearchy.
- A (noun) theocrat (adverb) theocratically participates in a (adjective) theocratic or (adjective) theocratical government.
- absolute monarchy
- constitutional monarchy
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APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
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