hagiocracy

hagiocracy

[hag-ee-ok-ruh-see, hey-jee-]
noun, plural hagiocracies.
1.
government by a body of persons esteemed as holy.
2.
a state so governed.
Also, hagiarchy.


Origin:
1840–50; hagio- + -cracy

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

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