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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deist  \De"ist\  (d[=e]"[i^]st),  n.  [L.  deus  god:  cf  F. 
  d['e]iste.  See  {Deity}.] 
  One  who  believes  in  the  existence  of  a  God,  but  denies 
  revealed  religion;  a  freethinker. 
 
  Note:  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deist 
  n  :  a  person  who  believes  that  God  created  the  universe  and  then 
  abandoned  it  [syn:  {freethinker}] 




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