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[thee-uh-loj-i-kuh l]
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  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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Related Words for theological

metaphysical, ecclesiastical, doctrinal, canonical, divine, scriptural, churchly, apostolic, deistic, theistic

Examples from the Web for theological

Contemporary Examples of theological

Historical Examples of theological

  • He dealt with the question on theological, legal and social grounds.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • He had no theological degree, but the whole University, doctors and all, went to hear him.

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

  • It is based on theological juggling and traditional sophisms.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • These three stages are the Theological, the Metaphysical, and the Positive.

  • God create them; they are not the product of theological colleges.

    Things as They Are

    Amy Wilson-Carmichael

British Dictionary definitions for theological


  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 theological


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

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