hagiarchy

[ hag-ee-ahr-kee, hey-jee- ]
/ ˈhæg iˌɑr ki, ˈheɪ dʒi- /

noun, plural hag·i·arch·ies.

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Origin of hagiarchy

First recorded in 1820–30; hagi- + -archy
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British Dictionary definitions for hagiarchy

hagiarchy
/ (ˈhæɡɪˌɑːkɪ) /

noun plural -archies

government by saints, holy men, or men in holy orders
an order of saints
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