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theocrat

[thee-uh-krat] /ˈθi əˌkræt/
noun
1.
a person who rules, governs as a representative of God or a deity, or is a member of the ruling group in a theocracy, as a divine king or a high priest.
2.
a person who favors theocracy.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; back formation from theocratic < Greek theokrat(ía) theocracy + -ic
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  • Nothing happened last time, but who's to say what homicidal theocrat might decide to take offense now.
Word Origin and History for theocrat
n.

1827, from Greek theos "god" (see Thea) + -crat, from aristocrat, etc. Related: Theocratic.

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