- Rule by Islamic religious leaders, or mullahs.
1953, page 474:
- […] a firm stand against Mullahcracy is essential for the political and religious health of the country.
1987 August 30, “Khomeini's Guile”:
- […] officials of the ruling mullahcracy threaten to haul one of the French diplomats before an Islamic court on charges of espionage.
2009 October 21, “‘Govt-mullah axis leading to anarchy’”:
- He said that, unfortunately, the mullahcracy is politicising religion to serve their selfish ends.