from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Belief in one god without denying the existence of others.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Belief in or worship of one deity without denying the existence of other deities.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Primitive religion in which each of several divinities is regarded as independent, and is worshiped without reference to the rest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to an asserted characteristic of the oldest Hindu religion (of the Vedas), as ascribing supreme power to different gods in turn: hence also sometimes applied to similar phases of other polytheistic religions.
Greek heno- (from heis, hen-, one) + Greek theos, god, + -ism.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Henotheismus, coined 19th century by Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling, from Ancient Greek ἕν (hen) (stem of εἷς (heis, "one")) + Theismus (Wiktionary)