Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. worship of oneself
  • n. belief that one is a deity
  • n. belief that one is possessed by a greater power

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The doctrine of God's self-existence.
  • n. Deification of one's self; self-worship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrine of the self-existence of God; specifically, the ascription of self-existence to the second person of the Trinity.
  • n. Assumption of divine powers; self-deification; excessive self-esteem. Nineteenth Century.

Etymologies

Greek: autos: self and theos: god (Wiktionary)

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  • Belief in self-subsistence of God the Son; deification of oneself.

    May 16, 2008