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  • adj. Of or relating to a hierocracy

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of a hieroeracy; hierarchal: as, hierocratic rule.


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  • The hierocratic conception of his office held by Innocent III, verus imperator, who presided over the grand Fourth Lateran


  • Many eminent scholars are inclined to restrict its sway almost exclusively to the post-exilic period, when unquestionably the hierocratic rule and the ordinances of the Priestly Code were more fully carried into effect than in any of the preceding epochs.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • In the post-exilic period the hierocratic rule became the dominant feature of the Jewish theocracy, and, in spite of its limitations and perversions, it prepared, according to the designs of a wise Providence, the way for the New Dispensation — the Kingdom of Heaven so often mentioned in the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • But, this self-deception accomplished, it is easy further to carry back the hierocratic churchly constitution to the time of Moses, because it excludes the kingship, and then either to assert that it was kept secret throughout the entire period of the judges and the monarchy, or to use the fiction as a lever by which to dislocate the whole of the traditional history.


  • Deuteronomy, a book that, with all reasonable regard for the priests (though not more for those of Jerusalem than for the others), still does not belie its prophetic origin, and above all things is absolutely free from all and every hierocratic tendency.


  • All the mores of his time were ecclesiastical and hierocratic.

    Folkways A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs, Mores, and Morals

  • Even after the hierocratic system was firmly established, it was centuries before the ecclesiastics could make marriage a clerical function. [

    Folkways A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs, Mores, and Morals


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