divinity school


: a professional school having a religious curriculum especially for ministerial candidates

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Jennifer eventually attended divinity school at Harvard University, and then returned to New York to work for Make the Road New York, an immigrant advocacy group; her three younger siblings finished high school. Miriam Jordan, New York Times, 1 Mar. 2023 As trends take root, higher education institutions often adopt the seeds of change in divinity school efforts and other programs, signaling a substantive belief in a societal application. Rod Berger, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023 Unlike Turgenev and Tolstoy and most other writers up to that time, Dobrolyubov and Chernyshevsky were not landed gentry; their fathers were priests, and both had graduated from divinity school. Keith Gessen, The New Yorker, 29 Aug. 2022 Back then, Elling was based here, a Rockford native who started singing on the local circuit while in divinity school. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 20 Aug. 2022 The Radcliffe Institute and divinity school rely much more heavily on endowment income. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Oct. 2021 Oppenheimer directs the Yale Journalism Initiative and has been a lecturer in Yale’s English department, political science department, and divinity school. Hartford Courant, 9 June 2022 His faith plays a major role in his life; Blanco is involved in his church and plans to attend divinity school. Fidel Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 Baptist University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, together with its important divinity school, are set to begin next fall. Nina Shea, National Review, 20 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of divinity school was circa 1555

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“Divinity school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divinity%20school. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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