Dictionary

theocracy

noun the·oc·ra·cy \thē-ˈä-krə-sē\

: a form of government in which a country is ruled by religious leaders

: a country that is ruled by religious leaders

plural the·oc·ra·cies

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

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: theocrasyPrevious Word in the Dictionary: theocentricAll Words Near: theocracy
April 19, 2015
desiccate Hear it
to dry up or become dried up
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears