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/nɒˈmɒkrəsɪ; nəʊ-/
noun (pl) -cies
government based on the rule of law rather than arbitrary will, terror, etc
Word Origin
C19: from Greek, from nomos law + -cracy
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  • The spiritual power (Theocracy) must always be subordinate to the secular government (nomocracy).

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