piety

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

pi·e·ty

noun \ˈpī-ə-tē\

: devotion to God : the quality or state of being pious

plural pi·e·ties

Full Definition of PIETY

1
:  the quality or state of being pious: as
a :  fidelity to natural obligations (as to parents)
b :  dutifulness in religion :  devoutness
2
:  an act inspired by piety
3
:  a conventional belief or standard :  orthodoxy

Examples of PIETY

  1. He was admired for his extreme piety.
  2. <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

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