deification
noun Date: 14th century the act or an instance of deifying

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  • déification — [ deifikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1375; lat. deificatio ♦ Action de déifier; son résultat. La déification d une idole. ● déification nom féminin (latin deificatio, onis) Action de déifier quelqu un, quelque chose. ● déification (synonymes) nom féminin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • déification — DÉIFICATION. s. fém. Apothéose. Action par laquelle on déifie. La déification d Hercule. La déification d Énée. La déification d Auguste …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • deification — Deification. s. f. Apotheose. Action par laquelle on est deïfié. La deification d Hercule. la deification d Enée. la deification d Auguste …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Deification — De i*fi*ca tion, n. [LL. deificare to deify: cf. F. d[ e]ification. See {Deify}.] The act of deifying; exaltation to divine honors; apotheosis; excessive praise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deification — index elevation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • deification — late 14c., from L.L. deificationem (nom. deificatio), noun of action from pp. stem of deificare (see DEIFY (Cf. deify)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • deification — [dē΄ə fi kā′shən] n. [ME deificacioun < LL(Ec) deificatio] 1. the act of deifying 2. the state of being deified 3. a deified embodiment …   English World dictionary

  • DÉIFICATION — s. f. Apothéose, action par laquelle on déifie, on divinise. La déification d Hercule. La déification d Auguste …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • deification — [[t]de͟ɪɪfɪke͟ɪʃ(ə)n, AM di͟ː [/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with supp If you talk about the deification of someone or something, you mean that they are regarded with very great respect and are not criticized at all. [FORMAL] ...the deification of science… …   English dictionary

  • DÉIFICATION — n. f. Action de déifier. La déification d’Auguste …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • deification — /dee euh fi kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of deifying. 2. the state of being deified. 3. the result of deifying: Their gods were deifications of their ancient kings. [1350 1400; ME deificacion < LL deification (s. of deificatio), equiv. to… …   Universalium

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