Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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Greek: autos: self and theos: god

Examples

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

    May 16, 2008