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  • n. A person who believes in deism.
  • adj. Of or relating to deism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who believes in the existence of a God, but denies revealed religion; a freethinker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who believes in the existence of a personal God, but in few or none of the more special doctrines of the Christian religion; one who holds to some of the more general propositions of the Christian faith concerning the Deity, but denies revelation and the authority of the church.
  • n. One who holds the opinion that there is a God, but no divine providence governing the affairs of men; one who holds that, God is not only distinct from the world, but also separated from it.
  • n. Synonyms Atheist, Skeptic, etc. See infidel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to deism
  • n. a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it

Etymologies

From French deiste, from New Latin deista, from Latin Deus ("God") + -ista ("-ist"). (Wiktionary)

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