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theonomy

[thee-on-uh-mee] /θiˈɒn ə mi/
noun
1.
the state of an individual or society that regards its own nature and norms as being in accord with the divine nature.
Compare heteronomy.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < German Theonomie; see theo-, -nomy
Related forms
theonomous, adjective
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theonomy

/θɪˈɒnəmɪ/
noun
1.
the state of being governed by God
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Contemporary definitions for theonomous
noun

government or rule by God

Word Origin

theo(logy) + -nomy 'law'

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