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hagiocracy

[ hag-ee-ok-ruh-see, hey-jee- ]
/ ˌhæg iˈɒk rə si, ˌheɪ dʒi- /
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noun, plural hag·i·oc·ra·cies.
government by a body of persons esteemed as holy.
a state so governed.
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Also hagiarchy.

Origin of hagiocracy

First recorded in 1840–50; hagio- + -cracy
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British Dictionary definitions for hagiocracy

hagiocracy
/ (ˌhæɡɪˈɒkrəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies
government by holy men
a state, community, etc, governed by holy men
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