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[trahy-thee-iz-uh m]
noun Theology.
  1. belief in three Gods, especially in the doctrine that the three persons of the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) are three distinct Gods, each an independent center of consciousness and determination.
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Origin of tritheism

First recorded in 1670–80; tri- + theism
Related formstri·the·ist, noun, adjectivetri·the·is·tic, tri·the·is·ti·cal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for tritheism

Historical Examples

  • And this is naturally to be expected, because God is one Trinitarianism is not Tritheism.

    The Theology of Holiness

    Dougan Clark

  • The treatise appeared to this professor anti-trinitarian, not in the direction of Unitarianism, however, but of Tritheism.

    Pages From an Old Volume of Life

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • But, unhappily, in his zeal against Socinians and Sabellians, he used expressions which might be construed into Tritheism.

British Dictionary definitions for tritheism


  1. theol belief in three gods, esp in the Trinity as consisting of three distinct gods
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Derived Formstritheist, noun, adjectivetritheistic or tritheistical, adjective
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