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  1. the·oc·ra·cy
    IPA[THēˈäkrəsē]
  2. noun

    • 1. a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god:

      his ambition is to lead a worldwide theocracy it is a society just emerging from theocracy
    • 2. the commonwealth of Israel from the time of Moses until the election of Saul as king.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: theocracy, plural noun: theocracies

    • a Palestinian Islamic movement founded in 1987 with the aim of establishing a Palestinian state incorporating present-day Israel and the West Bank. In 2006 Hamas defeated the more moderate Fatah in the elections for the Palestinian National Authority.
    • noun

      a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god:

      the commonwealth of Israel from the time of Moses until the election of Saul as king.

    • a Palestinian Islamic movement founded in 1987 with the aim of establishing a Palestinian state incorporating present-day Israel and the West Bank. In 2006 Hamas defeated the more moderate Fatah in the elections for the Palestinian National Authority.
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