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deity

DEITY, n.

1. Godhead; divinity; the nature and essence of the Supreme Being; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is manifest in his works.

2. God; the Supreme Being, or infinite self-existing Spirit.

3. A fabulous god or goddess; a superior being supposed, by heathen nations, to exist, and to preside over particular departments of nature; as Jupiter, Juno, Apollo, Diana, &c.

4. The supposed divinity or divine qualities of a pagan god.



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DEITY, n.

1. Godhead; divinity; the nature and essence of the Supreme Being; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is manifest in his works.

2. God; the Supreme Being, or infinite self-existing Spirit.

3. A fabulous god or goddess; a superior being supposed, by heathen nations, to exist, and to preside over particular departments of nature; as Jupiter, Juno, Apollo, Diana, &c.

4. The supposed divinity or divine qualities of a pagan god.

DE'I-TY, n. [Fr. déité; It. deità; Sp. deidad; L. deitas, from deus, Gr. θεος, God; W. duw; Ir. dia; Arm. doue; Fr. dieu; It. dio, iddio; Sp. dios; Port. deos; Gypsy, dewe, dewel; Sans. deva. The latter orthography coincides with the Gr. διος, ζευς, Jupiter, and L. divus, a god, and dium, the open air, or light. So in W. dyw, is day; Hindoo, diw; Gypsy, diwes, day. Qu. Chinese T. The word is probably contracted from dg, and may coincide with day, Sax. dæg, the primary sense of which is to open, expand, or to shoot forth, as the morning light. But the precise primary meaning is not certain.]

  1. Godhead; divinity; the nature and essence of the Supreme Being; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is manifest in his works.
  2. God; the Supreme Being, or infinite self-existing Spirit.
  3. A fabulous god or goddess; a superior being supposed, by heathen nations, to exist, and to preside over particular departments of nature; as, Jupiter, Juno, Apollo, Diana, &c.
  4. The supposed divinity or divine qualities of a pagan god. – Spenser. Ralegh.

De"i*ty
  1. The collection of attributes which make up the nature of a god] divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is seen in his works.

    They declared with emphasis the perfect deity and the perfect manhood of Christ. Milman.

  2. A god or goddess; a heathen god.

    To worship calves, the deities
    Of Egypt.
    Milton.

    The Deity, God, the Supreme Being.

    This great poet and philosopher [Simonides], the more he contemplated the nature of the Deity, found that he waded but the more out of his depth. Addison.

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Deity

DEITY, noun

1. Godhead; divinity; the nature and essence of the Supreme Being; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is manifest in his works.

2. God; the Supreme Being, or infinite self-existing Spirit.

3. A fabulous god or goddess; a superior being supposed, by heathen nations, to exist, and to preside over particular departments of nature; as Jupiter, Juno, Apollo, Diana, etc.

4. The supposed divinity or divine qualities of a pagan god.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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arriere

ARRIE'RE, n. The last body of an army; now called rear, which see.

Arriere-ban, or ban and arriere ban. This phrase is defined to be a general proclamation of the French kings, by which not only their immediate feudatories, but their vassals, were summoned to take the field for war. In this case, arriere is the French word signifying those who are last or behind, and ban is proclamation. [See Ban.]

Arriere-fee or fief. A fee or fief dependent or a superior fee, or a fee held of a feudatory.

Arriere vassal. The vassal of a vassal.

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