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deism

noun, de·ism often capitalized \ˈdē-ˌi-zəm, ˈdā-\

Definition of DEISM

:  a movement or system of thought advocating natural religion, emphasizing morality, and in the 18th century denying the interference of the Creator with the laws of the universe
de·ist \ˈdē-ist, ˈdā-\ noun often capitalized
de·is·tic \dē-ˈis-tik, dā-\ adjective
de·is·ti·cal \-ti-kəl\ adjective
de·is·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of DEISM

1682

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

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