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aseity

[uh-see-i-tee, ey-see-]
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noun Metaphysics.
  1. existence originating from and having no source other than itself.
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Origin of aseity

1685–95; < Medieval Latin asēitās, equivalent to Latin ā sē from oneself + -itās -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for aseity

aseity

noun
  1. philosophy existence derived from itself, having no other source
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Word Origin

C17: from Medieval Latin aseitas, from Latin ā from + oneself
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Word Origin and History for aseity

n.

"being by itself," 1690s, from Medieval Latin aseitas "state of being by itself," from Latin a "from" + se "oneself" (see suicide).

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