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divinity

[dih-vin-i-tee] /dɪˈvɪn ɪ ti/
noun, plural divinities.
1.
the quality of being divine; divine nature.
2.
deity; godhood.
3.
a divine being; God.
4.
the Divinity, (sometimes lowercase) the Deity.
5.
a being having divine attributes, ranking below God but above humans:
minor divinities.
6.
the study or science of divine things; theology.
7.
godlike character; supreme excellence.
8.
Also called divinity fudge. a fluffy white or artificially tinted fudge made usually of sugar, corn syrup, egg whites, and flavoring, often with nuts.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English divinite < Anglo-French < Latin dīvīnitās. See divine, -ity
Related forms
nondivinity, noun, plural nondivinities.
predivinity, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for predivinity

divinity

/dɪˈvɪnɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the nature of a deity or the state of being divine
2.
a god or other divine being
3.
(often capital) the divinity, another term for God
4.
another word for theology
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Word Origin and History for predivinity

divinity

n.

c.1300, "science of divine things;" late 14c., "quality of being divine," also "a divine being," from Old French devinité (12c.), from Latin divinitatem (nominative divinitas), from divinus (see divine (adj.)).

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