- a person who believes in deism.
Origin of deist
1555–65; < Middle French déiste < Latin de(us) god + French -iste -ist
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Examples from the Web for deistic
The rise of the Deistic movement may be defined in a sentence.Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers
Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
The pro-Bolingbroke and deistic sentiments of the Critical Remarks lend color to this attribution.
This was apparent in the Deistic optimism that almost stifled spiritual life during the Eighteenth Century.Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon
Finally, his rhetoric was shaped by deistic predecessors who used sarcasm and satire to mock the gravity of church authority.A Discourse Concerning Ridicule and Irony in Writing (1729)
While Franklin's proposal was not inconsistent with his Deistic belief it was not adopted.Thomas Paine, The Apostle of Liberty
John E. Remsburg
Word Origin and History for deistic
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