Definition of theocracy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//θiˈɒkrəsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//θiˈɑːkrəsi//
    (pl. theocracies)
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  1. 1[uncountable] government of a country by religious leaders
  2. 2[countable] a country that is governed by religious leaders
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Greek theokratia (see theo-, -cracy).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: theocracy