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holiness

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noun ho·li·ness \ˈhō-lē-nəs\

Simple Definition of holiness

  • : the quality or state of being holy

  • Holiness —used in the titles of high religious officials

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of holiness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being holy —used as a title for various high religious dignitaries <His Holiness the Pope>

  2. 2 :  sanctification 2

Examples of holiness in a sentence

  1. the holiness of this sacred place

  2. <known throughout the world for his holiness, the prophet was visited daily by hundreds of pilgrims>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of holiness

before 12th century

Other Christian Religious Terms


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holiness

adjective, often capitalized ho·li·ness

Definition of holiness

  1. :  emphasizing the doctrine of the second blessing; specifically :  of or relating to a perfectionist movement arising in United States Protestantism in the late 19th century



1888

First Known Use of holiness

1888

Other Christian Religious Terms


HOLINESS Defined for Kids

holiness

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noun ho·li·ness \ˈhō-lē-nəs\

Definition of holiness for Students

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being holy <the holiness of saints>

  2. 2 —used as a title for persons of high religious position <His Holiness the Pope>





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