hagiocracy

[ hag-ee-ok-ruh-see, hey-jee- ]

noun,plural hag·i·oc·ra·cies.
  1. government by a body of persons esteemed as holy.

  2. a state so governed.

Origin of hagiocracy

1
First recorded in 1840–50; hagio- + -cracy

Words Nearby hagiocracy

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British Dictionary definitions for hagiocracy

hagiocracy

/ (ˌhæɡɪˈɒkrəsɪ) /


nounplural -cies
  1. government by holy men

  2. a state, community, etc, governed by holy men

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