theodicy

noun the·od·i·cy \ thē-ˈä-də-sē \

Definition of theodicy

plural theodicies
:defense of God's goodness and omnipotence in view of the existence of evil

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Origin and Etymology of theodicy

modification of French théodicée, from théo- the- (from Latin theo-) + Greek dikē judgment, right — more at diction


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