Hagiarchy
Hagiarchy Ha"gi*ar`chy (h[=a]"j[i^]*[aum]r`k[y^]), n. [Gr. "a`gios sacred, holy + -archy.] A sacred government; government by holy orders of men. --Southey. [1913 Webster]

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  • hagiarchy — (n.) government by persons in holy orders, 1826; see HAGIOLOGY (Cf. hagiology) + ARCHY (Cf. archy). Not to be confused with hagiocracy government by persons considered holy (1846); CRACY (Cf. cracy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hagiarchy — [hag′ē är΄kē, hā′jēär΄kē] n. pl. hagiarchies [< HAGIO + ARCHY] HAGIOCRACY …   English World dictionary

  • hagiarchy — /hag ee ahr kee, hay jee /, n., pl. hagiarchies. hagiocracy. [1820 30; HAGI + ARCHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hagiarchy — government by saints or holy persons Forms of Government …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hagiarchy — A government of saints …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • hagiarchy — /ˈhægiaki/ (say hageeahkee), /ˈheɪdʒi / (say hayjee ) noun (plural hagiarchies) → hagiocracy …   Australian English dictionary

  • hagiarchy —   n. government by priests.    ♦ hagiocracy, n. government by holy persons …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • hagiarchy — /hag ee ahr kee, hay jee /, n., pl. hagiarchies. hagiocracy. [1820 30; HAGI + ARCHY] * * * hagˈiarchy noun Rule or order of saints or holy persons • • • Main Entry: ↑hagi …   Useful english dictionary

  • hagiocracy — /hag ee ok reuh see, hay jee /, n., pl. hagiocracies. 1. government by a body of persons esteemed as holy. 2. a state so governed. Also, hagiarchy. [1840 50; HAGIO + CRACY] * * * …   Universalium

  • government — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. regime, administration; control, rule, regulation; state, economy; kingship, regency, etc. See authority. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The process of governing] Syn. rule, control, command, regulation,… …   English dictionary for students

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