hierocracy

[hahy-uh-rok-ruh-see, hahy-rok-]
noun, plural hierocracies.
rule or government by priests or ecclesiastics.

Origin:
1785–95; hiero- + -cracy

hierocratic [hahy-er-uh-krat-ik, hahy-ruh-] , hierocratical, adjective
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hierocracy (ˌhaɪəˈrɒkrəsɪ)
 
n , pl -cies
government by priests or ecclesiastics
 
hierocratic
 
adj
 
hiero'cratical
 
adj

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It was found in all levels but perhaps it was worse the higher up in the hierocracy you went.
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