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higher power

or High·er Pow·er

[ hahy-er pou-er ]
/ ˈhaɪ ər ˈpaʊ ər /
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noun
a deity or another powerful but unknowable force, conceptualized variously as the Supreme Being, nature, the universe, invisible energy, etc., to which appeals or prayers may be directed, or in the context of which explanations of life and circumstances may be imagined: Trust that a higher power is guiding you, especially in this dark period—diamonds are created under pressure, after all.
God (def. 1): The dedication before the ribbon cutting is meant to be nondenominational, so please keep invocations of a Higher Power pretty general.
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Origin of higher power

First recorded in 1550–70; indirect reference to God
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