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
Recent Examples of theocracy from the Web
Rafsanjani managed to remain within the ruling theocracy after leaving office, but any dreams of taking on a higher-profile role collapsed with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election in 2009 and the intense crackdown that followed.
Rafsanjani also faced warnings from the ruling theocracy about pushing too far.
That is a profound generational shift in a society of 80 million whose theocracy preaches that a woman’s main purpose in life is to be a wife and mother.
Mousavi and Khatami are two of a troika of heavyweights who, over the decades, have stubbornly attempted to open up Iran’s rigid theocracy.
In the mid-1980s, a few years after Iran became the world’s first modern revolutionary theocracy, two charismatic intellectuals and their followers conducted a long-running feud over metaphysics in the country’s newspapers and lecture halls.
This is where theocracy brings us, over and over again.
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Origin and Etymology of theocracy
Greek theokratia, from the- + -kratia -cracy
First Known Use: 1622
THEOCRACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of theocracy for English Language Learners
: a form of government in which a country is ruled by religious leaders
: a country that is ruled by religious leaders
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