Definition of thearchy in US English:

thearchy

noun

archaic
  • Rule by a god or gods.

    • ‘There, an attempt to set up a Buddhist thearchy has led to chaos and a left-wing military dictatorship.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from ecclesiastical Greek thearkhia ‘godhead’, from theos ‘god’ + arkhein ‘to rule’.

Pronunciation

thearchy

/ˈTHēˌärkē/