Do·​ce·​tism dō-ˈsē-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce Docetism (audio) ˈdō-sə- How to pronounce Docetism (audio)
: a belief opposed as heresy in early Christianity that Christ only seemed to have a human body and to suffer and die on the cross
dō-ˈsē-tist How to pronounce Docetism (audio)

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First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Docetism was in 1846

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“Docetism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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