Deist

De"ist

(d"st), n. [L. deus god: cf. F. diste. See Deity.] One who believes in the existence of a God, but denies revealed religion; a freethinker.
[1913 Webster]

A deist, as denying a revelation, is opposed to a Christian; as, opposed to the denier of a God, whether atheist or pantheist, a deist is generally denominated theist. Latham.

Syn. -- See Infidel.

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De*is"tic

(d*s"tk),

De*is"tic*al

(?), } a. Pertaining to, savoring of, or consisting in, deism; as, a deistic writer; a deistical book.
[1913 Webster]

The deistical or antichristian scheme.
I. Watts.
[1913 Webster]

 

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