a being having superhuman powers and control over a particular part of life or the world <to the ancient Greeks, Zeus was the deity who ruled over the sky and weather, and Poseidon was god of the sea>
cap the being worshipped as the creator and ruler of the universe <we prayed to the Deity for guidance> Synonyms Allah
, Supreme Being
(also Jahveh or
the quality or state of being divine <the repudiation of the claim of deity by the Japanese emperor after the end of World War II>
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