omnibenevolent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin omni- meaning 'all', and benevolent, meaning 'good'. This may be a recent creation, extrapolating the contextual meanings of 'omniscient' and 'omnipotent' to describe, in a consistent manner, this third divine quality.

Adjective[edit]

omnibenevolent (not comparable)

  1. All-loving, or infinitely good, usually in reference to a deity or supernatural being, for example, 'God'. Its use is often with regards to the divine triad, whereby a deity is described to be simultaneously omniscient, omnipotent and omnibenevolent. This triad is used especially with the Christian god, Yahweh.
    The omnibenevolent God, by definition, was unable to withhold forgiveness from his people.

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