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[hag-ee-ok-ruh-see, hey-jee-] /ˌhæg iˈɒk rə si, ˌheɪ dʒi-/

noun, plural hagiocracies.
government by a body of persons esteemed as holy.
a state so governed.
noun (pl) -cies
government by holy men
a state, community, etc, governed by holy men


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