noun the·od·i·cy \thē-ˈä-də-sē\
plural the·od·i·cies

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

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, epistemology, existentialism, metaphysics, ontology, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism

Rhymes with THEODICY


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