theism

[ thee-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈθi ɪz əm /
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noun

the belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe, without rejection of revelation (distinguished from deism).
belief in the existence of a god or gods (opposed to atheism).

Origin of theism

First recorded in 1670–80; the- + -ism
Related forms
Can be confusedatheist deist theist
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British Dictionary definitions for theist (1 of 2)

theist

/ (ˈθiːɪst) /

noun

a person who believes in the doctrine of theism
a person who believes in the existence of God or gods

adjective

of or relating to theists or theism
Derived Formstheistic or theistical, adjectivetheistically, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for theist (2 of 2)

theism

/ (ˈθiːɪzəm) /

noun

the form of the belief in one God as the transcendent creator and ruler of the universe that does not necessarily entail further belief in divine revelationCompare deism
the belief in the existence of a God or godsCompare atheism

Word Origin for theism

C17: from Greek theos god + -ism
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