The state or quality of existing in and of oneself, without external cause.
Origin of aseityMedieval Latin āsēitās Latin ā by, from, of Latin sē himself, herself, itself ( in the Scholastic descriptive phrase used of God, (ēns) ā sē (something existing) from itself, of itself ; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.)Latin -itās -ity ; see -ity .
- (theology, metaphysics) Being self-derived, in contrast to being derived from or dependent on another; being self-existent, having independent existence.
From a se + -ity.