having to do with theocracy, a form of government based on a specific religion or deity: If government and religion are not actively kept separate, it follows that the government is theocratic to a degree.
- Rarely the·o·crat·i·cal [thee-uh-krat-i-kuhl] /θi əˈkræt ɪ kəl/ .
- the·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·the·o·crat·ic, adjective
- non·the·o·crat·i·cal, adjective
- non·the·o·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use theocratic in a sentence
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
True, most Israelis (and, indeed, most Jews) do not think of Israel as a theocratic democracy—but take a closer look.
Nachman ben Yehuda, in his recently published theocratic Democracy, makes a compelling case.
In the wake of the Arab spring, theocratic democracies are in the very early stages of construction in Tunisia and Egypt.
These Blue Laws, as they were called, aimed at establishing an almost theocratic form of government.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
The great outward event in the life of Samuel was the transition of the Israelites from a theocratic to a monarchical government.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II | John Lord
The existence of the theocratic element served further to complicate the machinery of government at Yedo.
Domestic affections suited ill with the duties of a theocratic ministry.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V | John Lord
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