What's the difference between thearch and theocrat?
(n.) One who lives under a theocratic form of government; one who in civil affairs conforms to divine law.
(1) What goes on in The Handmaid’s Tale [the overthrow of the US government by a theocratic dictatorship that suppresses the rights of women] is actually confined to what used to be the United States.
(2) Proposed explanations included the strain on theocratic rule of Hindu-Buddhist jostling; attacks by Thai armies; and changes brought about by maritime trade.
(3) Congressional hostility toward Iran is rooted in a black-and-white worldview that runs as follows: the United States and Israel are liberal democracies that defend individual rights and human dignity, whereas Iran is a despotic theocratic regime that sponsors terrorism and would do anything within its power to wipe Israel off the map.
(4) Khamenei – whose theocratic authority is backed by the revolutionary guards, intelligence services, the judiciary and religious endowments – retains control of national security issues including Syria and nuclear policy.
(5) Overtly theocratic, Reconstructionism has also been referred to as “a new form of clerical fascist politics” by Chip Berlet and Matthew Lyons, who wrote Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort.
(6) 1917-1925 Revolution and civil war lead to an attempt at creating an autonomous theocratic state.
(7) But in fact the protesters who took to the streets in Bradford and other mill towns were themselves the offspring of other far-off theocratic politics in the subcontinent.
(8) Reporters without Borders wrote to the department of immigration warning dissent was not tolerated by Iran’s theocratic regime.
(9) But first, the theocratic leadership will have to rein in hardline elements that oppose any reconciliation.
(10) That put him in the pay of a theocratic dictatorship that denies the Holocaust and believes that both homosexuality and adultery merit stoning.
(11) The deal was first proposed during the summer in a letter from the three European governments, but only recently did the theocratic leadership choose to take up the offer.
(12) The cosy relationship between the British state and the theocratic dictatorship of Saudi Arabia is neither new, nor news.
(13) His fate was linked to the broader, region-wide struggle for power and influence between the Sunni sphere, championed by the House of Saud, on the one hand, and the theocrats of Iran, the most powerful majority Shia state, on the other.
(14) The birth of this first fully fledged Arab democracy could offer a model of hope amid the feverish voices of despair and nihilism, and the backdrop of military dictators, corrupt theocrats and militant anarchists.
(15) Considering Moon's documented history of extreme rightwing theocratic politics, antisemitism, constant rumours of sexual improprieties, his US imprisonment in 1982 for tax evasion, and, for Christians, an offensively blasphemous theology, it is difficult to understand how he was tolerated, even welcomed, by US presidents, politicians, clergymen and academics in America, Japan and Britain.
(16) A year ago they rallied in their millions, a display of people power draped in green that stunned the world, rattled Iran's theocratic leadership and promised to jolt the entire region.
(17) But while both sides' rhetoric could be dismissed as so much hot air, the infantile idea the Iranian nation would welcome US bombers and suddenly rise up as one to overthrow the theocratic regime reflects a more dangerous ignorance.
(18) Mutual hostility remains a reflex even today as Barack Obama has reached out to Iran’s theocratic supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in the quest for an agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme.
(19) The turnout was huge and for those who still hope that Iran’s hardline theocratic regime can be reformed, it was full of pathos.
(20) The reformist government led by president Mohammad Khatami was not even present for the crucial negotiating sessions, underlying its marginal status in Iran's theocratic system.