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theocrat

[thee-uh-krat] /ˈθi əˌkræt/
noun
1.
a person who rules, governs as a representative of God or a deity, or is a member of the ruling group in a theocracy, as a divine king or a high priest.
2.
a person who favors theocracy.
Origin of theocrat
1820-1830
1820-30; back formation from theocratic < Greek theokrat(ía) theocracy + -ic
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n.

1827, from Greek theos "god" (see Thea) + -crat, from aristocrat, etc. Related: Theocratic.

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