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[thee-uh-loj-i-kuh l]
  1. of, relating to, or involved with theology: a theological student.
  2. based upon the nature and will of God as revealed to humans.
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Sometimes the·o·log·ic.

Origin of theological

1520–30; < Medieval Latin theologicālis, equivalent to theologic(us) (< Greek theologikós; see theology, -ic) + -ālis -al1
Related formsthe·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·the·o·log·i·cal, adjectivenon·the·o·log·ic, adjectivenon·the·o·log·i·cal, adjectivenon·the·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbpre·the·o·log·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·the·o·log·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·the·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbun·the·o·log·ic, adjectiveun·the·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveun·the·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for theologic

Historical Examples

  • And, besides, there was the question of the theologic controversy.

    The Brentons

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • I was a theorizer, a dreamer, a theologic apprentice, a year ago.

    A Singular Life

    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

  • M. Comte then mentions some of the inconsistencies of the theologic school.

  • Orthodoxy was not a little aghast at its theologic suggestions.

  • This confirmation of the theologic theory is startling, and sets me meditating upon the moral possibilities of my garden.

British Dictionary definitions for theologic


  1. of, relating to, or based on theology
  2. based on God's revelation to man of his nature, his designs, and his will
  3. informal difficult to understand; esoteric
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Derived Formstheologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for theologic



1520s, from Medieval Latin theologicalis, from Latin theologicus, from theologia (see theology). Earlier was theologic (late 15c.).

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