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Meaning of SPIRITUALITY

Pronunciation:  `spirichoo'alitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  concern with things of the spirit
  2. [n]  property or income owned by a church
 

SPIRITUALITY is a 12 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: church property, otherworldliness, spiritualty
 
 See Also: belongings, benefice, ecclesiastical benefice, holding, inwardness, material possession, property, temporality, temporalty

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spir`it*u*al"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Spiritualities}. [L.
spiritualitas: cf. F. spiritualit['e].]
1. The quality or state of being spiritual; incorporeality;
   heavenly-mindedness.

         A pleasure made for the soul, suitable to its
         spirituality.                         --South.

         If this light be not spiritual, yet it approacheth
         nearest to spirituality.              --Sir W.
                                               Raleigh.

         Much of our spirituality and comfort in public
         worship depends on the state of mind in which we
         come.                                 --Bickersteth.

2. (Eccl.) That which belongs to the church, or to a person
   as an ecclesiastic, or to religion, as distinct from
   temporalities.

         During the vacancy of a see, the archbishop is
         guardian of the spiritualities thereof.
                                               --Blackstone.

3. An ecclesiastical body; the whole body of the clergy, as
   distinct from, or opposed to, the temporality. [Obs.]

         Five entire subsidies were granted to the king by
         the spirituality.                     --Fuller.

 

 

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