[ thee-uh-krat ]
/ ˈθi əˌkræt /


a person who rules, governs as a representative of God or a deity, or is a member of the ruling group in a theocracy, as a divine king or a high priest.
a person who favors theocracy.

Origin of theocrat

1820–30; back formation from theocratic < Greek theokrat(ía) theocracy + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for theocrat



1827, from Greek theos "god" (see Thea) + -crat, from aristocrat, etc. Related: Theocratic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper