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The doctrine or belief that there is only one God.

mon′o·the′ist n.
mon′o·the·is′tic adj.
mon′o·the·is′ti·cal·ly adv.


(Theology) the belief or doctrine that there is only one God
ˈmonoˌtheist n, adj
ˌmonotheˈistic adj
ˌmonotheˈistically adv


(ˈmɒn ə θiˌɪz əm)

the doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
[1650–60; mono- + (poly) theism]
mon′o•the`ist, n., adj.
mon`o•the•is′tic, adj.
mon`o•the•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.


the doctrine of or belief in only one God. — monotheist, n.
See also: God and Gods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monotheism - belief in a single Godmonotheism - belief in a single God    
theism - the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
polytheism - belief in multiple Gods


[ˈmɒnəʊˌθiːɪzəm] Nmonoteísmo m


[ˈmɒnəʊθɪˌɪzm] nmonoteismo
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Well, then, leave us with our passions and thoughts, without any idea of the one God, of the Creator, or without any idea of what is right, without any idea of moral evil.
ahab seized a loaded musket from the rack (forming part of most South-Sea-men's cabin furniture), and pointing it towards Starbuck, exclaimed: There is one God that is Lord over the earth, and one Captain that is lord over the Pequod.
Nay, was made by one God, the only true God," the missinary interrupted.
Because I am neither envoy nor ambassador, nor representative of the king of France; and it does not become me to exhibit myself thus near the person of another king than the one God has given me for a master.
No nation upon the face of the earth has ever acknowledged more than one god.
All the creatures including human beings have one God.
Bahamians enjoyed the Sunday afternoon Beat Retreat downtown that launched the week of Bahamas 44th Independence Celebrations to the theme, "Toward the Rising Sun: One God, One People, One Bahamas.
We also call on the Maute group that claims to bear arms in the name of a Merciful and Benevolent God - the very same God we Christians worship and adore - to do the One God true honor by the mercy and benevolence that are two of our God's most exalted attributes,' Villegas said.
Among his topics are the God of Israel and his name, how Yhwh became the God of Israel, the entrance of Yhwh into Jerusalem, the cult of Yhwh in Judah, Yhwh and his Asherah, the fall of Samaria and the rise of Judah, and from one God to the only God.
ISLAMIC fundamentalists believe in one God, one religion (Islam), one law (Sharia) and one ruler (Caliph).
Submission to One God results in individual freedom and dignity
We as Muslims believe that Jesus invited people to worship One God and to the clear principles in this area and he was harmonious with the other prophets in terms of monotheism, so that believing God and faith to Him wouldn't be unfamiliar to human wisdom.

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