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deification

Noun

1 the condition of being treated like a god
2 an embodiment of the qualities of a god; "the capitalists' deification of capital"
3 the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god) [syn: exaltation, apotheosis]

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Etymology

Medieval Latin: dea (m: deus) god/goddess

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The act of deifying; exaltation to divine honors; apotheosis; excessive praise.

Extensive Definition

Divinization or deification is the "making divine" of an earthly entity or activity. It may refer to

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