a state ruled by religious authority.
Historical Embedment: A New Analytical Perspective of Religious Authority;
In such circumstances, the absence of a central religious authority in Hinduism was a source of strength.
The Religious Authority and Public Services in Five Tibetan Villages: A Case Analysis;
Zoroaster apparently was opposed in his teachings by the civil and religious authorities in the area in which he preached.
The authority to teach religious doctrine.
the religious institution under the authority of a vicar.
a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities.
unwilling to accept authority or dogma (especially in religion).
the position or authority of a suzerain.
One who occupies a position of authority in a religious hierarchy.
Chinese Bible and Chinese Christianity Authority Construction;
any of several Eastern churches acknowledging papal authority but retaining their own rites and canon law.
Ms Begum's local education authority, Luton Borough Council, added that all schools would now be advised to take pupils' religion into account when imposing school uniform rules.
One who has rejected authority and dogma, especially in religious thinking, in favor of rational inquiry and speculation.
IV. The Right to Freedom of Religious Belief
a person authorized to conduct religious worship.
--- Criminals have the right to believe in a religion.