from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A sacred or sacerdotal government; government by the priests or clergy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A sacred government; government by holy orders of men.
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- noun A
sacred governmentrun by holypeople.
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Thus the gods and goddesses involved with water and corn were vital among the hagiarchy and the tribute to them was a lively and colorful celebration of the music, dance and products of the people.
Then with the separation of Mexico and the other American colonies from Spain a more marked change was brought about in that direct communication was established with the mother country, and the absolutism of the hagiarchy first questioned by the numbers of
a hagiarchy that had its face toward the past and either could not or would not move with the current of the times.