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demiurge

  

      n  
1   
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  
  demiurgically      adv  
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