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hagiocracy

[hag-ee-ok-ruh-see, hey-jee-] /ˌhæg iˈɒk rə si, ˌheɪ dʒi-/
noun, plural hagiocracies.
1.
government by a body of persons esteemed as holy.
2.
a state so governed.
Also, hagiarchy.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; hagio- + -cracy
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hagiocracy

/ˌhæɡɪˈɒkrəsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
government by holy men
2.
a state, community, etc, governed by holy men
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