Definition of theocrat
1 : one who rules in or lives under a theocratic form of government
2 : one who favors a theocratic form of government
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There's no way this passes constitutional muster unless the new majority on the Supreme Court goes full theocrat.
But all key policies, such as diplomatic initiatives, must be cleared by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his cadre of unelected theocrats.
Iran’s president has important sway over domestic affairs and as the face of Iran to the world, but all key policies such as diplomatic initiatives must be cleared by Khamenei and his inner circle of unelected theocrats.
Rafsanjani’s death reflects a growing reality for Tehran’s theocrats.
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