theonomy

[ thee-on-uh-mee ]
/ θiˈɒn ə mi /

noun

the state of an individual or society that regards its own nature and norms as being in accord with the divine nature.

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decorum
Compare heteronomy.

Origin of theonomy

1885–90; < German Theonomie; see theo-, -nomy

OTHER WORDS FROM theonomy

the·on·o·mous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for theonomy

theonomy
/ (θɪˈɒnəmɪ) /

noun

the state of being governed by God
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