deist

[dee-ist]

Origin of deist

1555–65; < Middle French déiste < Latin de(us) god + French -iste -ist
Related formsde·is·tic, de·is·ti·cal, adjectivede·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·de·ist, nounnon·de·is·tic, adjectivenon·de·is·ti·cal, adjectivenon·de·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·de·is·ti·cal, adjective
Can be confusedatheist deist theist
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Word Origin and History for deist
n.

1620s, from French déiste, from Latin deus (see Zeus). Related: Deistic (1795). Also cf. deism.

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