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hierocracy (n.)

"rule or government by priests," 1794, from hiero-, from Greek hieros "sacred, holy, divine" (see ire) + -cracy "rule or government by." Related: Hierocratic.

updated on April 24, 2017

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Definitions of hierocracy from WordNet

hierocracy (n.)
a ruling body composed of clergy;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.