Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member associated with a theocracy or the idea of a theocracy.
  • n. A theocrat.
  • adj. Theocratic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as theocratic.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From theocratic +‎ -al

Examples

  • Iran is an advanced, potentially liberal civilisation which is trying to fight its way out of a brutal theocratical suit of armor.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Just 'cause he can dance on both sides of that NOMA wall, doesn't mean he's some sort of theocratical conspirator (now that's just good english right there).

    An Historic Tidbit

  • The government was still less theocratical when Antiochus

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The Brahmins in India possessed for a long time the theocratical power; that is to say, they held the sovereign authority in the name of Brahma, the son of God; and even in their present humble condition they still believe their character indelible.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Jewish republic, reduced to slavery so often, was anarchical rather than theocratical.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The government of Numa Pompilius was evidently theocratical.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Then I moved to a place where, for a time, all of my state and local representatives were women: Extreme right-wing, anti-choice, theocratical women.

    Serious question…..about race, gender and voting

  • I don't think most Iraqis do not want a theocratical institution.

    CNN Transcript May 10, 2003

  • As the Jew was commanded to circumcise his child, and thus bring it into proper relations to the theocratical covenant, so the Christian has a similar command from

    The Christian Home

  • There was good policy as well as piety in the practice; for by admitting the ministers into their councils, and giving them conspicuous parts to perform therein, the magistrates secured their good will and powerful influence with the people; and, indeed, it may well be imagined, that this spiritual aid in a theocratical commonwealth was a part of the system.

    The Knight of the Golden Melice A Historical Romance

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.