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THEOCRACY. A species of government which claims to be immediately directed by God.
     2. La religion qui, dans l'antiquite, s'associa souvent au despotisms, pour regner. par son bras ou a son ombrage, a quelquefois tents de regner seule. Clest ce qu'elle appelait le regne de Dieu, la thiocratie. Matter, De l'influence des Moeurs sur les lois, et de l'influence dos Lois sur les moeurs, 189. Religion, which in former times, frequently associated itself with despotism, to reign, by its power, or under its shadow, has sometimes attempted to reign alone, and this she has called the reign of God, theocracy.

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When the theocrat announces that her idea of the salvation of the soul overrides all other values, including civil peace and freedom, he has "no alternative but to deny this" or "to imply its denial" by appealing to "certain aspects" of his own comprehensive doctrine.
Deeply trusted by Imam Khomeini and other Iranian theocrats, Shamran rose further in prominence within the theocracy.
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Iran's theocrats are also attuned to the disappointment of Iran's masses, failure of the economy, 35 per cent of the workforce jobless, rampant 400pc inflation, a brain drain of most of their best technocrats, collapse of the currency, and their own arrogance shown to the world during Mahmoud Ahmadinajad's time.
Just as theocrats like Buchanan depend greatly upon mass communication and worldly expertise, so do technocrats like Bush depend upon religious voters.
News reports from Florida suggest that Christian Coalition Executive Director Ralph Reed may not be the dour, fun-hating theocrat many Americans have thought.
He was a theocrat, in the most literal sense, and although Rushdoony never achieved the public stature he craved, his ideas nevertheless seeped into popular far-right rhetoric, and helped shape the contemporary Religious Right.
Theocrat Rick Santorum is the CEO of the Christian film production company EchoLight, as the Heritage Institute reports.
But if the word is to be abused, to denote all those who believe the Christian religion should be maintained as the foundation of our social, legal, political, and cosmological order, then I shall be proud to assume the title of Theocrat, and make it my precious badge.
Iran's top political and IRGC elite converged on Shateri's funeral in Tehran, and the Raja website quoted a leading theocrat as describing Shateri "as no less than Imad Mughniyeh", the murdered Hizbullah military chief credited with the deaths of hundreds of Americans and Israelis in the 1980s and beyond.
Rafsanjani is the only senior theocrat in Iran still enjoying good relations with the Saudi leadership, which can mediate between Tehran and Washington for a formula in favour of all the parties concerned.
Whether you are a monarachist, a republican, a communist, a theocrat, or an atheist - the bottom line for me is that Iranians be free to choose.