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Definition of theosophy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    theosophy

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//θiˈɒsəfi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//θiˈɑːsəfi//
     
    Types of belief
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a religious system of thought that tries to know God by means of meditation, prayer, etc. See related entries: Types of belief
  2. 2Theosophy [uncountable] the belief of a religious group, the Theosophical Society, started in New York in 1875 See related entries: Types of belief
  3. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin theosophia, from late Greek, from theosophos ‘wise concerning God’, from theos ‘god’ + sophos ‘wise’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: theosophy