Hagiarchy



[hag-ee-ahr-kee, hey-jee-] /ˈhæg iˌɑr ki, ˈheɪ dʒi-/

noun, plural hagiarchies.
1.
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/ˈhæɡɪˌɑːkɪ/
noun (pl) -archies
1.
government by saints, holy men, or men in holy orders
2.
an order of saints
n.

“government by persons in holy orders,” 1826; see hagiology + -archy. Not to be confused with hagiocracy “government by persons considered holy” (1846); -cracy.

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