hierocratic

adjective
hi·​er·​o·​crat·​ic | \ ¦hī(ə)rə¦kratik \
variants: or hierocratical \ -​tə̇kəl \

Definition of hierocratic

: of or relating to government by ecclesiastics (as priests or prelates)

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History and Etymology for hierocratic

from hierocracy, after such pairs as English democracy: democratic, democratical

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“Hierocratic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hierocratic. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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