Simple Definition of theocracy
: a form of government in which a country is ruled by religious leaders
: a country that is ruled by religious leaders
Full Definition of theocracy
1 : government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided
2 : a state governed by a theocracy
Origin of theocracy
Greek theokratia, from the- + -kratia -cracy
First Known Use: 1622
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