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.

Nearby words

  1. the-,
  2. thea,
  3. theaceous,
  4. theanthropic,
  5. theanthropism,
  6. theat.,
  7. theater,
  8. theater of cruelty,
  9. theater of operations,
  10. theater of the absurd

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

thearchy

/ (ˈθiːɑːkɪ) /

noun plural -chies

rule or government by God or gods; theocracy
Derived Formsthearchic, adjective

Word Origin for thearchy

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

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