Thearchy The"ar*chy, n. [Gr. ? god + -archy: cf. Gr. ? the supreme deity.] Government by God; divine sovereignty; theocracy. [1913 Webster]

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  • thearchy — n. (pl. ies) 1 government by a god or gods. 2 a system or order of gods (the Olympian thearchy). Etymology: eccl.Gk thearkhia godhead f. theos god + arkhia f. arkho rule …   Useful english dictionary

  • thearchy — thearchic, adj. /thee ahr kee/, n., pl. thearchies. 1. the rule or government of God or of a god. 2. an order or system of deities. [1635 45; < LGk thearchía. See THE , ARCHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • thearchy — noun rule by gods …   Wiktionary

  • thearchy — rule by a god or gods; body of divine rulers Forms of Government …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • thearchy — [ θi:α:ki] noun (plural thearchies) archaic rule by a god or gods. Origin C17: from eccles. Gk thearkhia godhead , from theos god + arkhein to rule …   English new terms dictionary

  • thearchy — the·ar·chy …   English syllables

  • thearchy — Rulership by a god or gods …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • thearchy — /ˈθiaki/ (say theeahkee) noun (plural thearchies) 1. the rule or government of God or of a god. 2. an order or system of deities. {Ecclesiastical Greek thearchia. See theo , archy} –thearchic /θiˈakɪk/ (say thee ahkik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • thearchy —   n. government by or power of God; theocracy …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Authority — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Authority >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 authority authority Sgm: N 1 influence influence patronage power preponderance credit prestige prerogative jurisdiction Sgm: N 1 right right …   English dictionary for students

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