Definitions

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  • n. Interaction, admixture, and conflation of divine principles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mixture of the worship of different gods, as of Jehovah and idols.
  • n. An intimate union of the soul with God in contemplation, -- an ideal of the Neoplatonists and of some Oriental mystics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anc. philos., the intimate union of the soul with God in contemplation, which was considered attainable by the newer Platonists. Similar ideas are entertained by the philosophers of India, and by many religious sects.
  • n. A mixture of the worship of different gods.

Etymologies

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theo- ("god") (from Ancient Greek θεός (theos, "god")) + -crasy ("mixing") (from Ancient Greek κρᾶσις (krasis, "mixing”, “tempering"))

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