noun, plural the·ar·chies.

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

Origin of thearchy

From the Late Greek word thearchía, dating back to 1635–45. See the-, -archy
Related formsthe·ar·chic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for thearchy


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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