noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1682 a movement or system of thought advocating natural religion, emphasizing morality, and in the 18th century denying the interference of the Creator with the laws of the universedeist noun, often capitalizeddeistic adjectivedeistical adjectivedeistically adverb

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