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Meaning of HOLINESS

Pronunciation:  'howleenis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the quality of being holy
 

HOLINESS is a 8 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: sanctity
 
 Antonyms: unholiness
 
 See Also: quality, sacredness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ho"li*ness\, n. [AS. h[=a]lignes.]
1. The state or quality of being holy; perfect moral
   integrity or purity; freedom from sin; sanctity;
   innocence.

         Who is like thee, glorious in holiness! --Ex. xv.
                                               11.

2. The state of being hallowed, or consecrated to God or to
   his worship; sacredness.

         Israel was holiness unto the Lord.    --Jer.ii.3.

{His holiness}, a title of the pope; -- formerly given also
   to Greek bishops and Greek emperors.

Syn: Piety; devotion; godliness; sanctity; sacredness;
     righteousness.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

in the highest sense belongs to God (Isa. 6:3; Rev. 15:4), and to Christians as consecrated to God's service, and in so far as they are conformed in all things to the will of God (Rom. 6:19, 22; Eph. 1:4; Titus 1:8; 1 Pet. 1:15). Personal holiness is a work of gradual development. It is carried on under many hindrances, hence the frequent admonitions to watchfulness, prayer, and perseverance (1 Cor. 1:30; 2 Cor. 7:1; Eph. 4:23, 24). (See SANCTIFICATION.)

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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