Theocracy

Definition of Theocracy

The`oc´ra`cy
n.1.Government of a state by the immediate direction or administration of God; hence, the exercise of political authority by priests as representing the Deity.
2.The state thus governed, as the Hebrew commonwealth before it became a kingdom.

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