noun, plural the·oc·ra·cies.
Origin of theocracy
Related Words for theocraticalpastoral, ministerial, monastic, ecclesiastical, rabbinical, canonical, ecclesiastic, holy, papal, pontifical, sacerdotal, sacred, churchly, cleric, apostolic, episcopal, monkish, parsonical, priestly
Examples from the Web for theocratical
Historical Examples of theocratical
The basis for this theocratical grip on the people is Shintoism.The Pacific Triangle
Education in this theocratical system is on one side patriarchal.Pedagogics as a System
The Jewish republic, reduced to slavery so often, was anarchical rather than theocratical.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
There were the Conservatives,—they represented the church, tradition, ecclesiastical or theocratical authority.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3)
noun plural -cies
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.