monotheism

noun mono·the·ism \ ˈmä-nə-(ˌ)thē-ˌi-zəm \
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018

Definition of monotheism

: the doctrine or belief that there is but one God
  • historically related forms of monotheism as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • —B. R. Barber

monotheist

play \-ˌthē-ist\ noun

monotheistic

play \ˌmä-nə-thē-ˈis-tik\ or less commonly monotheistical play \-ti-kəl\ adjective

monotheistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of monotheism

1660

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MONOTHEISM Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of monotheism for English Language Learners

  • : the belief that there is only one God



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