The basis for this theocratical grip on the people is Shintoism.
Education in this theocratical system is on one side patriarchal.
The Jewish republic, reduced to slavery so often, was anarchical rather than theocratical.
There were the Conservatives,—they represented the church, tradition, ecclesiastical or theocratical authority.
1620s, "sacerdotal government under divine inspiration" (as that of Israel before the rise of kings), from Greek theokratia "the rule of God" (Josephus), from theos "god" (see Thea) + kratos "a rule, regime, strength" (see -cracy). Meaning "priestly or religious body wielding political and civil power" is recorded from 1825.