godship

noun
god·ship

Definition of godship 

: the rank, character, or personality of a god : deity, divinity your name and mine were used with less reverence than became our godships— John Dryden

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First Known Use of godship

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for godship

god + -ship

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