noun, plural hag·i·arch·ies.

  1. hagiocracy.

noun plural -archies

  1. government by saints, holy men, or men in holy orders
  2. an order of saints

“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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