first cause

noun

: the self-created ultimate source of all being

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of first cause was in the 14th century

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“First cause.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20cause. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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