thearchy

[ thee-ahr-kee ]
/ ˈθi ɑr ki /

noun, plural the·ar·chies.

the rule or government of God or of a god.
an order or system of deities.

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Origin of thearchy

From the Late Greek word thearchía, dating back to 1635–45. See the-, -archy

OTHER WORDS FROM thearchy

the·ar·chic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thearchy

thearchy
/ (ˈθiːɑːkɪ) /

noun plural -chies

rule or government by God or gods; theocracy

Derived forms of thearchy

thearchic, adjective

Word Origin for thearchy

C17: from Church Greek thearkhia; see theo-, -archy
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