Definition for THE-OC'RA-CY

THE-OC'RA-CY, n. [Fr. theocracie; It. teocrazia; Sp. teocracia; Gr. Θεος, God, and κρατος, power; κρατεω, to hold.]

Government of a state by the immediate direction of God; or the state thus governed. Of this species the Israelites furnish an illustrious example. The theocracy lasted till the time of Saul.

Return to page 44 of the letter “T”.