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.
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beliefthat one is a deity
beliefthat one is possessed by a greater power
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Greek: autos: self and theos: god
The last legend of Hugo's imagination was the Hugo legend: if theism was his faith, autotheism was his superstition.