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ditheism

[dahy-thee-iz-uh m]
noun
  1. the doctrine of or belief in two equally powerful gods.
  2. belief in the existence of two independent antagonistic principles, one good and the other evil, as in Zoroastrianism.
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Origin of ditheism

First recorded in 1670–80; di-1 + theism
Related formsdi·the·ist, noundi·the·is·tic, di·the·is·ti·cal, adjective
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Historical Examples of ditheism

  • Nevertheless, the author carefully avoids the extremes of Docetism or ditheism.

    The Unseen World and Other Essays

    John Fiske


British Dictionary definitions for ditheism

ditheism

noun theol
  1. the belief in two equal gods
  2. the belief that two equal principles reign over the world, one good and one evil
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Derived Formsditheist, nounditheistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for ditheism

n.

"belief in the existence of two gods," 1670s, from di- (1) + theism.

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