noun, plural hi·er·oc·ra·cies.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hierocracyhi·er·o·crat·ic [hahy-er-uh-krat-ik, hahy-ruh-], /ˌhaɪ ər əˈkræt ɪk, ˌhaɪ rə-/, hi·er·o·crat·i·cal, adjective
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Wellhausen ridicules the "fine" distinction between hierocracy and theocracy.
He met the inevitable demand of the hierocracy, "By what authority doest thou these things?"Religion and the War|Various
The form of government is far nearer a democracy than a 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.
When a hierocracy has been firmly established its evolution always follows similar lines.Tales of Bengal|S. B. Banerjea