[mon-uh-thee-iz-uh m] /ˈmɒn ə θiˌɪz əm/

the doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
the belief or doctrine that there is only one God

1670s, from monotheism + -ist.

“belief that there is but one god,” 1650s, from Greek mono-, comb. form of monos “single, alone” (see mono-) + theos “a god” (see Thea).

A belief in one god. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all monotheistic religions. (Compare polytheism.)


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