Definition of theodicy
: defense of God's goodness and omnipotence in view of the existence of evil
Origin of theodicy
modification of French théodicée, from théo- the- (from Latin theo-) + Greek dikē judgment, right — more at diction
First Known Use: 1797
Rhymes with theodicy
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