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theodicy

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noun the·od·i·cy \thē-ˈä-də-sē\

Definition of theodicy

plural

theodicies

  1. :  defense of God's goodness and omnipotence in view of the existence of evil



Origin and Etymology of theodicy

modification of French théodicée, from théo- the- (from Latin theo-) + Greek dikē judgment, right — more at diction


First Known Use: 1797


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