noun, plural the·oc·ra·cies.
Examples from the Web for theocratic
There is a deep divide in the theocratic establishment between Khamenei and former President Hashemi Rafsanjani.Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei Eyes U.S. Shutdown, Expresses Doubt Over Nuclear Negotiations|Christopher Dickey|October 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In a theocratic state governed by force and fear, I guess this counts as progress.What Hassan Rouhani Really Said About the Holocaust|Michael Moynihan|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nachman ben Yehuda, in his recently published Theocratic Democracy, makes a compelling case.
Theocratic democracies struggle to balance religion and rights.
Theocratic democracies balance official religions with democratic institutions and pluralist practices.
The characteristic qualities of those who belonged to this kingdom were opposed to the Theocratic spirit.Christianity and Modern Thought|Various
If you believe in theocratic forces you believe also in chosen human agencies for carrying them out.Behind the Mirrors|Clinton W. Gilbert
They aimed at a theocratic ministry,--to be the ambassadors of God Almighty,--to allay strife and division.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord
Two theocratic bodies that failed to reach the full church form are Islam and the Peruvian cult of the sun.Introduction to the History of Religions|Crawford Howell Toy
Its theories of society are theocratic and do not meet the actual facts and problems.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for theocratic
noun plural -cies
Word Origin and History for theocratic
1620s, "sacerdotal government under divine inspiration" (as that of Israel before the rise of kings), from Greek theokratia "the rule of God" (Josephus), from theos "god" (see Thea) + kratos "a rule, regime, strength" (see -cracy). Meaning "priestly or religious body wielding political and civil power" is recorded from 1825.
Culture definitions for theocratic
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.)