deification

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French déification

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deification (usually uncountable, plural deifications)

  1. The act of deifying; exaltation to divine honors; apotheosis.
  2. Excessive praise.
  3. A deified embodiment.
    • 2013, Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice:
      We went through the main hall, four-armed Amaat looming, the air still smelling of incense and the heap of flowers at the god's feet and knees, back to a tiny chapel tucked into a corner, dedicated to an old and now-obscure provincial god, one of those personifications of abstract concepts so many pantheons hold, in this case a deification of legitimate political authority.

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