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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A government by holy persons. Also a place thus governed.
From Greek hagi- (holy) + -archy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1826.
Two synonyms of this term are hagiocracy and hierocracy. Also, literally speaking, hierarchy is the rule of the high priest.
"Brazil's drug lords are altar boys compared with the Mexican and Colombian hagiarchy."
Mac Margolis; Brazil's New Drug Habit; Newsweek International; May 28, 2001.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Wars damage the civilian society as much as they damage the enemy. Soldiers never get over it. -Paul Fussell, historian, author, and professor (1924-2012)
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