Definition of Divinity

1. Noun. Any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force.

2. Noun. The quality of being divine. "Ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"
Generic synonyms: Quality
Derivative terms: Divine

3. Noun. White creamy fudge made with egg whites.
Exact synonyms: Divinity Fudge
Generic synonyms: Fudge

4. Noun. The rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth.

Definition of Divinity

1. n. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead.

Definition of Divinity

1. Noun. The property of being divine, of being like a god or God. ¹

2. Noun. A deity (a god, goddess or God). ¹

3. Noun. The study of religion or religions. ¹

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Definition of Divinity

1. the state of being divine [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Divinity

1. Origin: F. Divinite, L. Divinitas. See Divine. 1. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead. "When he attributes divinity to other things than God, it is only a divinity by way of participation." (Bp. Stillingfleet) 2. The Deity; the Supreme Being; God. "This the divinity that within us." (Addison) 3. A pretended deity of pagans; a false god. "Beastly divinities, and droves of gods." (Prior) 4. A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man. "God . . . Employing these subservient divinities." (Cheyne) 5. Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe. "They say there is divinity in odd numbers." (Shak) "There's such divinity doth hedge a king." (Shak) 6. The science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology. "Divinity is essentially the first of the professions." (Coleridge) ase divinity, casuistry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Divinity

divining rod
divining rods
divinity (current term)
divinity fudge
divinyl ether

Literary usage of Divinity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"He said, " According to this [Trinitarian] doctrine, there are three infinite and equal persons, possessing supreme divinity, called the Father, Son, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"These texts are only the chief among many others that bear Paul's witness to the divinity of Jesus Christ. (a) The Fathers are practically unanimous in ..."

3. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1895)
"... 'to Mr. Bird for the worke done in securing the vault of the divinity Schole, making the new dore (opposite the Theatre), altering the professor's seat ..."

4. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"He was translated to Aberdeen on 9 Oct. 1700, and in 1710 he was elected professor of divinity in the Marischal College of the university of Aberdeen. ..."

5. Sermons by Jean-Baptiste Massillon, William Dickson (1803)
"THE divinity OF JESUS CHRIST. LUKE ii. 21. ... Thus, in all times, this fundamental point of our holy religion, I mean the divinity of ..."

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