Thearchy

The"ar*chy

(?), n. [Gr. god + -archy: cf. Gr. the supreme deity.] Government by God; divine sovereignty; theocracy.
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The"a*ter

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The"a*tre

} (?), n. [F. thtre, L. theatrum, Gr. , fr. to see, view; cf. Skr. dhy to meditate, think. Cf. Theory.] 1. An edifice in which dramatic performances or spectacles are exhibited for the amusement of spectators; anciently uncovered, except the stage, but in modern times roofed.
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2. Any room adapted to the exhibition of any performances before an assembly, as public lectures, scholastic exercises, anatomical demonstrations, surgical operations, etc.
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3. That which resembles a theater in form, use, or the like; a place rising by steps or gradations, like the seats of a theater. Burns.
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Shade above shade, a woody theater
Of stateliest view.
Milton.
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4. A sphere or scheme of operation. [Obs.]
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For if a man can be partaker of God's theater, he shall likewise be partaker of God's rest.
Bacon.
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5. A place or region where great events are enacted; as, the theater of war.
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The"a*tin

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The"a*tine

} (?), n. [F. thatin, It. theatino.] (R. C. Ch.) 1. One of an order of Italian monks, established in 1524, expressly to oppose Reformation, and to raise the tone of piety among Roman Catholics. They hold no property, nor do they beg, but depend on what Providence sends. Their chief employment is preaching and giving religious instruction.
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Their name is derived from Theate, or Chieti, a city of Naples, the archbishop of which was a principal founder of the order; but they bore various names; as, Regular Clerks of the Community, Pauline Monks, Apostolic Clerks, and Regular Clerks of the Divine Providence. The order never flourished much out of Italy.
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2. (R. C. Ch.) One of an order of nuns founded by Ursula Benincasa, who died in 1618.
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