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1holiness

noun ho·li·ness \ˈhō-lē-nəs\

: the quality or state of being holy

Holiness —used in the titles of high religious officials

Full Definition of HOLINESS

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

Examples of HOLINESS

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

First Known Use of HOLINESS

before 12th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

2holiness

adjective, often capitalized

Definition of HOLINESS

:  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

First Known Use of HOLINESS

1888

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary
HOLINESS Defined for Kids

holiness

noun ho·li·ness \ˈhō-lē-nəs\

Definition of HOLINESS for Kids

1
:  the quality or state of being holy <the holiness of saints>
2
—used as a title for persons of high religious position <His Holiness the Pope>

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