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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( n.) A god or goddess; a heathen god.

(2): ( n.) The collection of attributes which make up the nature of a god; divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is seen in his works.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [2]

a name of the Supreme Being, from the Latin Deus, God. It was originally an abstract term, and thence transferred to signify, in a concrete sense, Him whom we call GOD.