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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 the·oc·ra·cy /θiˈɑkrəsi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 The·oc·ra·cy n.
 1. Government of a state by the immediate direction or administration of God; hence, the exercise of political authority by priests as representing the Deity.
 2. The state thus governed, as the Hebrew commonwealth before it became a kingdom.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials
           thought to be divinely guided)
      2: the belief in government by divine guidance

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a word first used by Josephus to denote that the Jews were under
    the direct government of God himself. The nation was in all
    things subject to the will of their invisible King. All the
    people were the servants of Jehovah, who ruled over their public
    and private affairs, communicating to them his will through the
    medium of the prophets. They were the subjects of a heavenly,
    not of an earthly, king. They were Jehovah's own subjects, ruled
    directly by him (comp. 1 Sam. 8:6-9).