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Meaning of THEOCRACY

Pronunciation:  thee'√Ękrusee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the belief in government by divine guidance
  2. [n]  a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)

THEOCRACY is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: church-state, form of government, ideology, political orientation, political system, political theory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\The*oc"ra*cy\, n. [Gr. ?; ? God + ? to be strong, to
rule, fr. ? strength: cf. F. th['e]ocratie. See {Theism}, and
cf. {Democracy}.]
1. Government of a state by the immediate direction or
   administration of God; hence, the exercise of political
   authority by priests as representing the Deity.

2. The state thus governed, as the Hebrew commonwealth before
   it became a kingdom.

Easton Bible Dictionary

a word first used by Josephus to denote that the Jews were under the direct government of God himself. The nation was in all things subject to the will of their invisible King. All the people were the servants of Jehovah, who ruled over their public and private affairs, communicating to them his will through the medium of the prophets. They were the subjects of a heavenly, not of an earthly, king. They were Jehovah's own subjects, ruled directly by him (comp. 1 Sam. 8:6-9).