theonomy

noun
the·​on·​o·​my | \ thē-ˈä-nə-mē How to pronounce theonomy (audio) \

Definition of theonomy

: the state of being theonomous : government by God

First Known Use of theonomy

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for theonomy

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

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The first known use of theonomy was in 1890

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“Theonomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theonomy. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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