Meaning of theocracy


Pronunciation: (thē-ok'ru-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God's or deity's laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities.
  2. a system of government by priests claiming a divine commission.
  3. a commonwealth or state under such a form or system of government.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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