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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hierocracy a ruling body composed of clergy
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hierocracy Government by or dominant influence of ecclesiastics; hierarchy.
    • n hierocracy The sacerdotal class; priests collectively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hierocracy government by priests
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hierarchēshieros, sacred, archein, to rule.


In literature:

HIEROCRACY, Numbers, 6, 363, 403.
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres