divinity school

noun

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

Examples of divinity school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cameron Casillas, a theology professor at a nearby divinity school, followed, sweeping into an ancient loveseat while David stood and did his best to look blasé. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 12 June 2024 In 1999, Naomi attended divinity school to become a minister. Jessica Booth, Peoplemag, 3 Mar. 2024 The fact that the murder took place at the University of Chicago’s divinity school underlines the mystery. Richard Babcock, WSJ, 4 Dec. 2023 My divinity school was more mainline than evangelical. Samuel Ernest, Longreads, 2 May 2023 After baseball came divinity school. Star Tribune, 5 Mar. 2021 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

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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 24 Jun. 2024.

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