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Trinity

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noun Trin·i·ty \ˈtri-nə-tē\

Definition of Trinity

  1. 1 :  the unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three persons in one Godhead according to Christian dogma

  2. 2 not capitalized :  a group of three closely related persons or things

  3. 3 :  the Sunday after Whitsunday observed as a feast in honor of the Trinity



Did You Know?

The nature of the Trinity (or Holy Trinity) has caused centuries of argument and division within the Christian faith. The word doesn't actually appear in the Bible itself, but the New Testament does speak of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit together; the Father is understood as the protector of the Jews, the Son as the savior of mankind, and the Holy Spirit as the preserver of the church. Almost all the major Christian sects may be called trinitarian. The island of Trinidad is one of many places named with the Spanish translation of Trinity.

Origin and Etymology of trinity

Middle English trinite, from Anglo-French trinité, from Late Latin trinitat-, trinitas state of being threefold, from Latin trinus threefold


First Known Use: 13th century


Trinity

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geographical name Trin·i·ty \ˈtri-nə-tē\

Definition of Trinity

  1. river E Texas flowing SE into Galveston Bay






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