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In politics, Joseph Smith was something of a radical. He preached, instead of democracy, a version of theocratic rule within a framework given by his own prophetic leadership. At Nauvoo, Smith affected a Napoleonic uniform and made himself into a general and quasi king of the polity he had constituted.
Noah Feldman

Meaning of "theocratic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THEOCRATIC

theocratic  [θɪəˈkrætɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THEOCRATIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Theocratic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES THEOCRATIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Theocracy

Theocracy is a form of government in which a deity is officially recognized as the civil Ruler and official policy is governed by officials regarded as divinely guided, or is pursuant to the doctrine of a particular religion or religious group. From the perspective of the theocratic government, "God himself is recognized as the head" of the state, hence the term theocracy, from the Koine Greek θεοκρατία "rule of God", a term used by Josephus for the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Taken literally or strictly, theocracy means rule by God or gods and refers primarily to an internal "rule of the heart", especially in its biblical application. The common, generic use of the term, as defined above in terms of rule by a church or analogous religious leadership, would be more accurately described as an ecclesiocracy. In a pure theocracy, the civil leader is believed to have a direct personal connection with the civilization's divinity. For example, Moses led the Israelites, and Muhammad ruled the early Muslims. Law proclaimed by the ruler is also considered a divine revelation, and hence the law of God.

Definition of theocratic in the English dictionary

The definition of theocratic in the dictionary is of, relating to or governed by a theocracy.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THEOCRATIC


antidemocratic
ˌæntɪˌdɛməˈkrætɪk
aristocratic
ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪk
autocratic
ˌɔːtəˈkrætɪk
bureaucratic
ˌbjʊərəˈkrætɪk
democratic
ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk
hierocratic
ˌhaɪərəˈkrætɪk
Hippocratic
ˌhɪpəˈkrætɪk
idiosyncratic
ˌɪdɪəʊsɪŋˈkrætɪk
isocratic
ˌaɪsəʊˈkrætɪk
kleptocratic
ˌklɛptəʊˈkrætɪk
meritocratic
ˌmɛrɪtəʊˈkrætɪk
nondemocratic
ˌnɒndɛməˈkrætɪk
ochlocratic
ˌɒkləˈkrætɪk
pantisocratic
ˌpæntɪsəʊˈkrætɪk
plutocratic
ˌpluːtəˈkrætɪk
Socratic
sɒˈkrætɪk
stratocratic
ˌstrætəˈkrætɪk
technocratic
ˌteknəˈkrætɪk
ultrademocratic
ˌʌltrəˌdeməˈkrætɪk
undemocratic
ˌʌndɛməˈkrætɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THEOCRATIC

theobromine
theocentric
theocentricism
theocentricity
theocentrism
theocon
theocracies
theocracy
theocrasy
theocrat
theocratical
theocratically
Theocritan
Theocritus
theodicies
theodicy
theodolite
theodolitic

WORDS THAT END LIKE THEOCRATIC

acratic
akratic
automatic
biquadratic
Christian Democratic
conglomeratic
cosmocratic
dyscratic
erratic
gynecocratic
hieratic
magistratic
nonaristocratic
operatic
pedantocratic
piratic
quadratic
social democratic
umbratic
unbureaucratic
uratic

Synonyms and antonyms of theocratic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «theocratic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THEOCRATIC

Find out the translation of theocratic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of theocratic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «theocratic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

政教合一
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

teocrática
570 millions of speakers

English

theocratic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धार्मिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثيوقراطية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

теократическая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

teocrático
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দিব্যতান্ত্রিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

théocratique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Teokratik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

theokratischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

神政の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신정
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Teokratis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc về thần quyền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மதசார்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ईश्वरशासित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

teokratik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

teocratico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

teokratyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

теократична
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

teocratic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θεοκρατικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

teokratiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

theocratic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

teokratisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of theocratic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THEOCRATIC»

The term «theocratic» is regularly used and occupies the 97.581 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THEOCRATIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about theocratic

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4 QUOTES WITH «THEOCRATIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word theocratic.
1
Noah Feldman
In politics, Joseph Smith was something of a radical. He preached, instead of democracy, a version of theocratic rule within a framework given by his own prophetic leadership. At Nauvoo, Smith affected a Napoleonic uniform and made himself into a general and quasi king of the polity he had constituted.
2
Mohammed Morsi
Egypt now is a real civil state. It is not theocratic, it is not military. It is democratic, free, constitutional, lawful and modern.
3
Rick Perlstein
Conservatism is, among many other things, a culture. The most important glue binding it together is a shared sense of cultural grievance - the conviction, uniting conservatives high and low, theocratic and plutocratic, neocon and paleocon, that someone, somewhere is looking down their noses at them with a condescending sneer.
4
Gene Robinson
When you claim to have the truth, as opposed to the truth as you perceive it, then you move us toward a theocratic view of government.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THEOCRATIC»

Discover the use of theocratic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to theocratic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Theocratic Democracy: The Social Construction of Religious ...
What is the nature of this cultural conflict and how is it managed? In Theocratic Democracy, Nachman Ben-Yehuda examines more than fifty years of media-reported unconventional and deviant behavior by members of the Haredi community.
Nachman Ben-Yehuda, 2010
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The Theocratic Ideology of the Chronicler
This volume is a study of the ideology of the Chronicler in the context of the emerging theocratic community of Judah in the Persian period.
Jonathan E. Dyck, 1998
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The Theocratic Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus: The Christ, as ...
"A very capable synthesis of the biblical evidence surrounding the person and work of the Antichrist. A work of exceptional merit." --Dr. Cyril J. Barber, The Minister's Library Arthur W. Pink (1886-1952) was born and educated in England.
Arthur W. Pink, George Nathaniel Henry Peters
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The Theocratic Kingdom
"An exhaustive, thoroughly annotated study of biblical prophecy. The most important single work on biblical predictive prophecy." —Wilbur Smith
George N. H. Peters, 1952
5
A Theocratic Yehud?: Issues of Government in a Persian Province
in which theocracy and eschatology began to be connected; the theocratic community began to regard itself as a constituent of Yahweh's heavenly kingdom, to emerge in the eschatological revolution as part of the new aeon, when the ...
Jeremiah W. Cataldo, 2009
6
Songs of Theocratic Democracy
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Du Bois Henry Loux, 2010
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Science of Theocratic Democracy
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Du Bois Loux, 2010
8
Theocratic Philosophy of Freemasonry and Signs and Symbols ...
1855. Twelve lectures on the speculative, operative, and spurious branches of Freemasonry.
Rev George Oliver, 2010
9
The Destiny of Modern Societies: The Calvinist ...
Calvinist subversions of liberal-secular democracy Theocratic aristocracy Theocratic oligarchy Theocratic plutocracy Political and social closure political democracy (92) among contemporary Western societies (at or around 100) during recent ...
Milan Zafirovski, 2009
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The Liberal Conscience: Politics and Principle in a World of ...
In this third chapter, I aim to take on the first of the four problems noted above and consider the prospects of a new legal standard for treating theocratic communities in liberal democracies. Standing arguments against religious establishment, ...
Lucas Swaine, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THEOCRATIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term theocratic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Obama's Gamble with Iran's Theocratic Regime
The gravest consequence of Obama's Iran deal is that the world bestowed ideological legitimacy on the Islamic Republic's radical theocracy, and in so doing has ... «Gatestone Institute, Jul 15»
2
'We live in theocratic times': Right-wing Christians are claiming …
“We live in theocratic times,” wrote the paper's author, Frederick Clarkson. “Not in the sense that the United States has become a theocracy, but in that the ... «Raw Story, Jul 15»
3
Our coming theocratic hell: Look out, the right's “religious freedom …
Our coming theocratic hell: Look out, the right's “religious freedom” push is just the beginning. Draw the line from Hobby Lobby to Indiana: Religion has ... «Salon, Apr 15»
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George Galloway reveals he has 'protection from theocratic fascists …
The problem is that they're a theocratic fascist, that's the problem, and they need to be challenged, and we've got to make this form of extremism as unattractive ... «The Independent, Mar 15»
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Worldwide examples show hudud law will turn civil laws into a …
KUALA LUMPUR: When Pakistan gained its Independence in 1947, it was not a theocratic state. However, certain directives were written into the Constitution to ... «Astro Awani, Mar 15»
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'Maharashtra's beef ban is not merely communal, it is theocratic'
Maharashtra's recent ban on beef and cow slaughter has caused much furore with the discussions on the topic ranging from appreciation to outrage. «Daily News & Analysis, Mar 15»
7
Why Do Women Vote Republican?
... polled on this question: 66 percent of Republican women versus 49 percent of Republican men would like to see America become more theocratic. Overall ... «Slate Magazine, Feb 15»
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Israel: Theocratic republic, ethnic democracy or modern secular …
For one online dictionary, theocracy is “a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god” – “the commonwealth of Israel from the time of ... «Jerusalem Post, Dec 14»
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Theocratic Communism
It's amusing that atheists despise the religions sprinkled throughout a democratic society but embrace a theocratic government that is modeled on the verticality ... «American Thinker, Dec 14»
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Satanists continue to excel at exposing theocratic bad faith
Why the theocratic-leaning members of our society thought this would work is pretty obvious: Christians are a majority and therefore have the time and resources ... «Raw Story, Nov 14»

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