from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. God.
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- n. the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
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By all the allurements of honors and rewards, he invites informers of every degree to accuse without exception his magistrates or ministers, his friends or his most intimate favorites, protesting, with a solemn asseveration, that he himself will listen to the charge, that he himself will revenge his injuries; and concluding with a prayer, which discovers some apprehension of danger, that the providence of the Supreme Being may still continue to protect the safety of the emperor and of the empire.
The Augustinian universe consists of a static, hierarchically ordered series of beings cul - minating in the Supreme Being who has created all from nothing.
When we consider the Supreme Being as the efficient cause, conserver, and director of this majestic order, we reach the conception of Divine providence.
a Supreme Being (Jocahuna), in a future state, and had a tradition about a deluge.
Such a phenomenon then as fetish - or spirit-worship, existing alone without an accompanying belief in a Supreme Being who is above all fetishes and other objects of worship, has yet to be discovered.