Hagiocracy Ha`gi*oc"ra*cy (-[o^]k"r[.a]*s[y^]), n. [Gr. "a`gios holy, and kratei^n to govern.] Government by a priesthood; hierarchy. [1913 Webster]

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  • hagiocracy — [hag΄ē äk′rə sē, hā΄jēäk′rə sē] n. pl. hagiocracies [ HAGIO + CRACY] rule by priests, saints, or others considered holy; theocracy …   English World 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

  • hagiocracy — government by holy men Forms of Government …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hagiocracy — hag·i·oc·ra·cy …   English syllables

  • hagiocracy — Rulership by saints …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • hagiocracy — /hægiˈɒkrəsi/ (say hagee okruhsee), /heɪdʒi / (say hayjee ) noun (plural hagiocracies) government by a body of persons esteemed as holy. {hagio + cracy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hagiocracy — ˌhagēˈäkrəsē, ˌhājē noun ( es) Etymology: hagi + cracy : government by a body of persons regarded as holy; also : a state so governed …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • hagio- — a combining form meaning saint, holy, used in the formation of compound words: hagiography; hagiocracy. Also, esp. before a vowel, hagi . [ < Gk, comb. form of hágios holy, sacred] * * * …   Universalium

  • Forms of Government — It has been suggested that every government which has ever existed has been a prime example of kakistocracy, or the rule of the worst, but this list of 169 different types of leadership suggests that that might be a bit too simplistic. Each of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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