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Theocracy is a form of government in which a deity is the source from which all authority derives. The Oxford English Dictionary has this definition:

1. a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.

1.1. the commonwealth of Israel from the time of Moses until the election of Saul as King. [1][2]

  1. "Theocracy; Dictionary – Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary". 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-28.
  2. "Theocracy, n." in Oxford English Dictionary (2015); Retrieved 28 June 2015