[on-tol-uh-jiz-uh m]

noun Theology.

the doctrine that the human intellect has an immediate cognition of God as its proper object and the principle of all its cognitions.

Nearby words

  1. ontogenesis,
  2. ontogenetic,
  3. ontogeny,
  4. ontological,
  5. ontological argument,
  6. ontologize,
  7. ontology,
  8. onuf's nucleus,
  9. onus,
  10. onus probandi

Origin of ontologism

First recorded in 1860–65; ontolog(y) + -ism

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