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theodicy

[thee-od-uh-see]
noun, plural theodicies.
a vindication of the divine attributes, particularly holiness and justice, in establishing or allowing the existence of physical and moral evil.

Origin:
1790–1800; theo- + Greek dík(ē) justice + -y3, modeled on French théodicée, a coinage of Leibniz

theodicean, adjective
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theodicy (θɪˈɒdɪsɪ)
 
n , pl -cies
the branch of theology concerned with defending the attributes of God against objections resulting from physical and moral evil
 
[C18: coined by Leibnitz in French as théodicée, from theo- + Greek dikē justice]
 
theodi'cean
 
adj

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