monotheistic

adjective
mono·​the·​is·​tic | \ ˌmä-nə-thē-ˈi-stik How to pronounce monotheistic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly monotheistical \ ˌmä-​nə-​thē-​ˈi-​sti-​kəl How to pronounce monotheistic (audio) \

Definition of monotheistic

: of, relating to, or characterized by the doctrine or belief that there is only one God a monotheistic religion The implication was one that is familiar to many Sikhs, who are part of a separate, monotheistic faith that is neither Hinduism nor Islam, but who are often mistaken for being something that they are not.— Sharon Otterman

First Known Use of monotheistic

1815, in the meaning defined above

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“Monotheistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monotheistic. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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