Definition of thearchy in English:

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thearchy

Pronunciation: /ˈTHēˌärkē/

noun (plural thearchies)

archaic
Rule by a god or gods.
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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Syllabification: the·ar·chy

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