Definition of theocratic in US English:

theocratic

adjective

  • Relating to or denoting a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.

    ‘a theocratic state’
    ‘a theocratic totalitarian political party’
    • ‘The election is not expected to change the country's theocratic government.’
    • ‘In the Ottoman era, there was never a fully-fledged theocratic system.’
    • ‘In most theocratic states, being gay is a crime that is severely punished.’
    • ‘The country has proved that religion can coexist with democracy, despite the theocratic inclinations of its fundamentalist adherents.’
    • ‘The country is theocratic and extremist, but is also pro-Western.’

Pronunciation

theocratic

/θiəˈkrædɪk//THēəˈkradik/