spirituality

noun
spir·​i·​tu·​al·​i·​ty | \ ˌspir-i-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē How to pronounce spirituality (audio) \
plural spiritualities

Definition of spirituality

1 : something that in ecclesiastical law belongs to the church or to a cleric as such
2 : clergy
3 : sensitivity or attachment to religious values
4 : the quality or state of being spiritual

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Examples of spirituality in a Sentence

We studied Eastern traditions of spirituality. the archbishop was opposed to the marriage, and the king needed the support of the spirituality if his rule was to be considered legitimate
Recent Examples on the Web Some of the musicians, including Eubank and Ijeh, also have roots in Christian music, and there is a spirituality present in D and Chi’s music, especially on the new album. Cristin Espinosa, Dallas News, 16 July 2021 Tribal members would be able to hunt the bison, which would keep their population in check and restore the traditional relationship between bison and hunter at the core of Blackfoot spirituality. Louise Johns, Wired, 12 June 2021 Tribal members would be able to hunt the bison, which would keep their population in check and restore the traditional relationship between bison and hunter at the core of Blackfoot spirituality. Louise Johns, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 June 2021 Nearby, Nest offers more of a minimalist design blended with Mayan and ancient spirituality decor elements. Nina Ruggiero, Travel + Leisure, 25 May 2021 The guy was really in tune with himself spirituality, knew how to navigate life on a really special set of principles. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 22 Apr. 2021 As controversial as nearly all of the studies from the Lab became in later years, this particular study’s conclusions have been supported by those of two far more recent examinations of the psilocybin/spirituality association. Rebecca Coffey, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 Cowries have long been a symbol of prosperity, spirituality, and fertility. Kristen Shirley, Forbes, 6 June 2021 Leslie Hale, psychic astrologer at Keen.com, says that Jupiter in Pisces is related to creativity, spirituality, creative expression, and intuition, noting that faith and optimism may make a great comeback at this time. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 13 May 2021

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First Known Use of spirituality

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of spirituality was in the 15th century

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24 Jul 2021

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“Spirituality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirituality. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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spirituality

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spirituality

: the quality or state of being concerned with religion or religious matters : the quality or state of being spiritual

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