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[thee-iz-uh m] /ˈθi ɪz əm/

the belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe, without rejection of revelation (distinguished from ).
belief in the existence of a god or gods (opposed to ).
the form of the belief in one God as the transcendent creator and ruler of the universe that does not necessarily entail further belief in divine revelation Compare deism
the belief in the existence of a God or gods Compare atheism

“belief in a deity,” 1670s; see theist. Meaning “belief in one god” (as opposed to polytheism) is recorded from 1711.


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