as in god
a being having superhuman powers and control over a particular part of life or the world to the ancient Greeks, Zeus was the deity who ruled over the sky and weather, and Poseidon was god of the sea

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as in God
capitalized the being worshipped as the creator and ruler of the universe we prayed to the Deity for guidance

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as in divinity
the quality or state of being divine the repudiation of the claim of deity by the Japanese emperor after the end of World War II

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“Deity.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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