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English Dictionary: theocracy by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
theocracy
n
  1. a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)
  2. the belief in government by divine guidance
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Theocracy \The*oc"ra*cy\, n. [Gr. [?]; [?] God + [?] to be
      strong, to rule, fr. [?] strength: cf. F. th[82]ocratie. See
      {Theism}, and cf. {Democracy}.]
      1. Government of a state by the immediate direction or
            administration of God; hence, the exercise of political
            authority by priests as representing the Deity.
  
      2. The state thus governed, as the Hebrew commonwealth before
            it became a kingdom.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Theocracy
      a word first used by Josephus to denote that the Jews were under
      the direct government of God himself. The nation was in all
      things subject to the will of their invisible King. All the
      people were the servants of Jehovah, who ruled over their public
      and private affairs, communicating to them his will through the
      medium of the prophets. They were the subjects of a heavenly,
      not of an earthly, king. They were Jehovah's own subjects, ruled
      directly by him (comp. 1 Sam. 8:6-9).
     
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