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ditheism

[dahy-thee-iz-uh m] /ˈdaɪ θiˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the doctrine of or belief in two equally powerful gods.
2.
belief in the existence of two independent antagonistic principles, one good and the other evil, as in Zoroastrianism.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; di-1 + theism
Related forms
ditheist, noun
ditheistic, ditheistical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ditheist

ditheism

/ˈdaɪθiːˌɪzəm/
noun (theol)
1.
the belief in two equal gods
2.
the belief that two equal principles reign over the world, one good and one evil
Derived Forms
ditheist, noun
ditheistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for ditheist

ditheism

n.

"belief in the existence of two gods," 1670s, from di- (1) + theism.

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