thearchy

noun

the·​ar·​chy
ˈthēˌärkē
plural -es
1
: a political system based on government of men by God : divine sovereignty : theocracy
in the Hindu thearchy there are two powerful and rival goddesses among manifold othersRumer Godden
2
: a system of hierarchy of deities

Word History

Etymology

Late Greek thearchia, from Greek the- + -archia -archy

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“Thearchy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thearchy. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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