a (in the philosophy of Plato) the creator of the universe
b (in Gnostic and some other philosophies) the creator of the universe, supernatural but subordinate to the Supreme Being
2 (in ancient Greece) a magistrate with varying powers found in any of several states
(C17: from Church Latin demiurgus, from Greek demiourgos skilled workman, literally: one who works for the people, from demos people + ergon work)
demiurgeous, demiurgic, demiurgical adj
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