American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See hagiarchy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Government by priests; sacerdotal dominion or supremacy; a hierarchy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Government by a priesthood; hierarchy.
- Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)
“_ "hagiocracy," _ of the supreme influence of the priesthood and the rigid adherence to the law, with an inflexible hostility to heathen customs, ensued.”
““When the Son-of-the-Snake,” inquired Birnier, who had learned as much of the hagiocracy as Mungongo knew, “hath taken up the Burden, wilt thou then drive Eyes-in-the-hands from the country?””
“A related word is hagiocracy (a government by holy persons; also a place thus governed).”
“They were harridans, engaged in a harangue of hermeneutics, harpooning his hyperbolic sense of hagiocracy, calling him a haggard hooligan hamming up a heedless hegemonic hullabaloo.”
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