Definition of thearchy in English:

thearchy

Syllabification: the·ar·chy
Pronunciation: /ˈTHēˌärkē
 
/

noun (plural thearchies)

archaic
  • Rule by a god or gods.
    More example sentences
    • There, an attempt to set up a Buddhist thearchy has led to chaos and a left-wing military dictatorship.

Origin

mid 17th century: from ecclesiastical Greek thearkhia 'godhead', from theos 'god' + arkhein 'to rule'.

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