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noun, plural the·ar·chies.
  1. the rule or government of God or of a god.
  2. 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
Related formsthe·ar·chic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thearchy


noun plural -chies
  1. rule or government by God or gods; theocracy
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Derived Formsthearchic, adjective

Word Origin for thearchy

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