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From omni- (all) +‎ benevolent (good-willed). This may be a recent creation, extrapolating the contextual meanings of omniscient (all-knowing) and omnipotent (all-powerful) to describe, in a consistent manner, this third divine quality.


omnibenevolent (not comparable)

  1. All-loving, or infinitely good, usually in reference to a deity or supernatural being, for example, God.
    The omnibenevolent God, by definition, was unable to withhold forgiveness from his people.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

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