Dictionary.com

hierocracy

[ hahy-uh-rok-ruh-see, hahy-rok- ]
/ ˌhaɪ əˈrɒk rə si, haɪˈrɒk- /
Save This Word!

noun, plural hi·er·oc·ra·cies.

rule or government by priests or ecclesiastics.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS

They're everywhere you turn, but can you identify the 10 types of nouns easily? This quiz will test your mettle against singular, plural, concrete, abstract, common, proper, collective, compound, countable, and uncountable nouns!
Question 1 of 7
Shoelaces, rainbow, toothpaste, and haircuts are all what type of noun?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of hierocracy

First recorded in 1785–95; hiero- + -cracy

OTHER WORDS FROM hierocracy

hi·er·o·crat·ic [hahy-er-uh-krat-ik, hahy-ruh-], /ˌhaɪ ər əˈkræt ɪk, ˌhaɪ rə-/, hi·er·o·crat·i·cal, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for hierocracy

British Dictionary definitions for hierocracy

hierocracy
/ (ˌhaɪəˈrɒkrəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

government by priests or ecclesiastics

Derived forms of hierocracy

hierocratic (ˌhaɪərəˈkrætɪk) or hierocratical, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK