theocrat

[ thee-uh-krat ]
/ ˈθi əˌkræt /

noun

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
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