(1) A postulated preternatural being, usually, but not always, of significant power, worshipped, thought holy, divine, or sacred, held in high regard, or respected by human beings. (2) A God or Goddess.
Skt. devata Tib. yidam] tutelary deity, meditational deity; deities who are the focus of meditation and means for attainment, and who confer supreme accomplishments. A personal deity and the root of accomplishment among the Three Roots.
Late Latin deitas, "divinity" (from the Latin divinitas) -- the state of being a god; of divine nature or goodhood; a god or goddess. Deific is deifying or making divine; godlike or divine in nature. Deify is to make a god of, or to look upon or worship as a god; to gloriy exalt, or aodre in an extreme way (idolize).
(A) A god or goddess. (B) The essential nature or condition of being a god; divinity. (C) A non-secular title given to God in some occult schools of thought to allow initiates to pray or worship as a group without offending individual interpretations of the divine.