aseity

noun

ase·​i·​ty
āˈsēətē,
əˈ-
variants or less commonly aseitas
-ēəˌtas
plural aseities
-ətēz
also aseitates
(ˌ)⸗ˌ⸗əˈtātēz
: the quality or state of being self-derived or self-originated
specifically : the absolute self-sufficiency, independence, and autonomy of God

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin aseitas, from Latin a se from oneself (from a, ab from + se oneself) + -itas -ity

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“Aseity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aseity. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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