spirituality

noun spir·i·tu·al·i·ty \ ˌspir-i-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of spirituality

plural spiritualities
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

Examples of spirituality in a Sentence

  1. We studied Eastern traditions of spirituality.

  2. 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 of spirituality from the Web

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First Known Use of spirituality

15th century

spirituality Synonyms

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms


SPIRITUALITY Defined for English Language Learners

spirituality

noun

Definition of spirituality for English Language Learners

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



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