noun, plural hi·er·oc·ra·cies.
Origin of hierocracy
Examples from the Web for hierocracy
Historical Examples of hierocracy
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
And indeed this is the fatal result of every theocracy, for it can never really be anything but a hierocracy or rule of priests.
He met the inevitable demand of the hierocracy, "By what authority doest thou these things?"Religion and the War