Simple Definition of piety
: devotion to God : the quality or state of being pious
Examples of piety
He was admired for his extreme piety.
<her piety is quiet but profound>
Origin of piety
French pieté piety, pity, from Old French, from Latin pietat-, pietas, from pius dutiful, pious
First Known Use: 1579
Synonym Discussion of piety
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