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First Cause

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noun Theology.
  1. God.
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Origin of First Cause

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Historical Examples

  • You will see public events rising up in connection with ordinary causes, but we ought to acknowledge the great First-cause.

    The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern

    Knowles King

British Dictionary definitions for first cause

first cause

  1. a source or cause of something
  2. (often capitals) (esp in philosophy) God considered as the uncaused creator of all beings apart from himself
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