noun, plural the·oc·ra·cies.
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He challenged the very core of the Iranian theocracy and demanded respect for basic human rights.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Earlier this year, he described Israel as “a functioning theocracy . . . that operates Apartheid.”Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters compares Israel to the Nazis|Ben Jacobs|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Today, Iran talks a good game, but it remains a brutal theocracy that does not trust its people to speak or write freely.
Salafis, who believe in a Muslim theocracy, say the Egyptian government must interpret Shariah and enforce it upon the nation.
They point to the dangers of obvious demographic changes under occupation; some even speak glibly of an emerging theocracy.
Under the theocracy, Israel, in things civil and religious were called to obey God as their king.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
But he had an intermittent dread that democracy, like theocracy and monarchy, might forget the law of God.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
The Jewish nation is, without reference to accidental modifications, a perpetual aristocracy under the appearance of a theocracy.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
We have traced it in the middle ages burning the rich mans chteaux and experimenting in theocracy and communism.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
This mistake has been confirmed, if it was not originated, by the organization of the great Jewish theocracy.The Portland Sketch Book|Various
British Dictionary definitions for theocracy
noun plural -cies
Derived forms of theocracytheocrat, nountheocratic or theocratical, adjectivetheocratically, adverb
Cultural definitions for theocracy
A nation or state in which the clergy exercise political power and in which religious law is dominant over civil law. Iran led by the Ayatollah Khomeini was a theocracy under the Islamic clergy. (See Islam.)