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theodicy

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Noun
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the=od=i=cy

CIDE DICTIONARY

theodicyn. [NL. theodicæa, fr. Gr. God + right, justice: cf. F. théodicée.].
  •  A vindication of the justice of God in ordaining or permitting natural and moral evil.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That department of philosophy which treats of the being, perfections, and government of God, and the immortality of the soul.  Krauth-Fleming.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

theodicy, n. (pl. -ies)
1 the vindication of divine providence in view of the existence of evil.
2 an instance of this.

Derivative
theodicean adj.
Etymology
THEO- + Gk dike justice

For further exploring for "theodicy" in Webster Dictionary Online


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