spirituality

noun

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

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
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Spirituality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirituality. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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