the·​on·​o·​my thē-ˈä-nə-mē How to pronounce theonomy (audio)
: the state of being theonomous : government by God

Word History


German Theonomie, from theo- the- (from Latin) + -nomie -nomy

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of theonomy was in 1890

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“Theonomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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