noun, plural hi·er·oc·ra·cies.
Related formshi·er·o·crat·ic [hahy-er-uh-krat-ik, hahy-ruh-] /ˌhaɪ ər əˈkræt ɪk, ˌhaɪ rə-/, hi·er·o·crat·i·cal, adjective
Examples from the Web for hierocracy
And indeed this is the fatal result of every theocracy, for it can never really be anything but a hierocracy or rule of priests.
The form of government is far nearer a democracy than a hierocracy.The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers|Robert A. Watson
When a hierocracy has been firmly established its evolution always follows similar lines.Tales of Bengal|S. B. Banerjea
He met the inevitable demand of the hierocracy, "By what authority doest thou these things?"Religion and the War|Various