theocrasy

noun
the·​oc·​ra·​sy | \ " \
variants: or theocrasia or less commonly theokrasia \ ˌthēəˈkrāz(h)ēə \
plural theocrasies or theocrasias

Definition of theocrasy

1 : a fusion or mixture of different deities in the minds of worshipers the theocrasy of divinities of East and West also : the identification of formerly separate deities the theocrasy of Zeus and Helios in the invocation of Zeus-Helios as one god
2 : an intimate union of the soul with the One or God in contemplation

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History and Etymology for theocrasy

Late Greek theokrasia, from Greek the- + -krasia (from kras- —stem of kerannynai to mix—+ -ia -y)

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“Theocrasy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theocrasy. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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