the·​on·​o·​mous thē-ˈä-nə-məs How to pronounce theonomous (audio)
: governed by God : subject to God's authority

Word History


the- + -nomous (as in autonomous)

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of theonomous was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Theonomous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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