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doc·tor of di·vin·i·ty

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  1. Doctor of Divinity, DDnoun

    a doctor's degree in religion


  1. Doctor of Divinity

    A Doctor of Divinity (D.D. or DDiv; Latin: Doctor Divinitatis) is the holder of an advanced academic degree in divinity. In the United Kingdom, it is considered an advanced doctoral degree. At the University of Oxford, doctors of divinity are ranked first in "academic precedence and standing", while at the University of Cambridge they rank ahead of all other doctors in the "order of seniority of graduates".In some countries, such as in the United States, the degree of doctor of divinity is usually an honorary degree and not a research or academic degree.



    A Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) is an academic and religious title typically awarded to individuals who have completed advanced studies in theology, divinity, or religious studies. It is a designation that indicates expertise and scholarly achievement in the field of religion, often accompanied by significant contributions to religious scholarship, leadership, or ministry. The title is primarily associated with Christianity and is often bestowed upon clergy, theologians, academics, or individuals who have made exceptional contributions to religious education or advocacy.


  1. Doctor of Divinity

    Doctor of Divinity is an advanced academic degree in divinity. Historically, it identified one who had been licensed by a university to teach Christian theology or related religious subjects. In the United Kingdom, Doctor of Divinity has traditionally been the highest doctorate granted by universities, usually conferred upon a religious scholar of standing and distinction. In the U.S.A, the D.D. is traditionally an honorary degree granted by a church-related college, seminary, or university to recognize the recipient's ministry-orientated accomplishments.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOCTOR OF DIVINITY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOCTOR OF DIVINITY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • طبيب اللاهوتArabic
  • γιατρός της θεότηταςGreek
  • doctor de la divinidadSpanish
  • دکتر الوهیتPersian
  • docteur en théologieFrench
  • देवत्व के डॉक्टरHindi
  • isteni orvosHungarian
  • dottore in divinitàItalian
  • דוקטור לאלוהותHebrew
  • 神性の医者Japanese
  • 신성한 의사Korean
  • doutor da divindadePortuguese
  • doctor în teologieRomanian
  • gudomlig doktorSwedish
  • தெய்வீக மருத்துவர்Tamil
  • దైవత్వం యొక్క వైద్యుడుTelugu
  • دیوتا کے ڈاکٹرUrdu

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