devil theory

noun

: a theory of history: political and social crises arise from the deliberate actions of evil or misguided leaders rather than as a natural result of conditions

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of devil theory was in 1937

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“Devil theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devil%20theory. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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