Definition of Spirituality

1. Noun. Property or income owned by a church.




2. Noun. Concern with things of the spirit.
Exact synonyms: Otherworldliness, Spiritism, Spiritualism
Generic synonyms: Internality, Inwardness
Derivative terms: Otherworldly, Spiritualist, Spiritual
Antonyms: Worldliness

Definition of Spirituality

1. n. The quality or state of being spiritual; incorporeality; heavenly- mindedness.

Definition of Spirituality

1. Noun. The quality or state of being spiritual. ¹

2. Noun. Concern for that which is unseen and intangible, as opposed to physical or mundane. ¹

3. Noun. Appreciation for religious values. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) That which belongs to the church, or to a person as an ecclesiastic, or to religion, as distinct from temporalities. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) An ecclesiastical body; the whole body of the clergy, as distinct from, or opposed to, the temporality. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spirituality

1. [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Spirituality

1. Origin: L. Spiritualitas: cf. F. Spiritualite. 1. The quality or state of being spiritual; incorporeality; heavenly-mindedness. "A pleasure made for the soul, suitable to its spirituality." (South) "If this light be not spiritual, yet it approacheth nearest to spirituality." (Sir W. Raleigh) "Much of our spirituality and comfort in public worship depends on the state of mind in which we come." (Bickersteth) 2. That which belongs to the church, or to a person as an ecclesiastic, or to religion, as distinct from temporalities. "During the vacancy of a see, the archbishop is guardian of the spiritualities thereof." (Blackstone) 3. An ecclesiastical body; the whole body of the clergy, as distinct from, or opposed to, the temporality. "Five entire subsidies were granted to the king by the spirituality." (Fuller) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spirituality

spiritual naturalist
spiritual rebirth
spiritual sequel
spiritual sequels
spiritual violence
spiritual world
spiritual worlds
spiritualisation
spiritualise
spiritualisms
spiritualistic
spiritualists
spiritualities
spirituality (current term)
spiritualization
spiritualizations
spiritualize
spiritualized
spiritualizer
spiritualizers
spiritualizes
spiritualizing
spirituall
spiritually
spiritualness
spiritualnesses
spirituals
spiritualties

Literary usage of Spirituality

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

1. The Methodist Review (1897)
"To show that this is fairly stated, and that the contributor holds knowledge to be chiefly the seat of spirituality, we quote his own words: " Wbi: is the ..."

2. The Life of Reason; Or, The Phases of Human Progress: Or, The Phases of by George Santayana (1906)
"This aspiring side of religion may be called spirituality. spirituality is nobler than piety, because what would fulfil our being and make it worth having ..."

3. The Life of Reason; Or, The Phases of Human Progress by George Santayana (1905)
"CHAPTER XI spirituality AND ITS CORRUPTIONS In honouring the sources of life, ... This aspiring side of religion may be called spirituality. ..."

4. Mind (1899)
"WHAT IS spirituality? BY EDWARD A. PEN NOCK. spirituality is widely recognized as the great need of humanity. The philosophy of materialism—the belief that ..."

5. The Religious Teaching of the Old Testament by Albert Cornelius Knudson (1918)
"CHAPTER IV THE spirituality OF GOD THE word "spirituality" as applied to God has at ... These three senses, in which the divine spirituality is affirmed, ..."

6. The Principles of Christian Apologetics: An Exposition of the Intellectual by Thomas Joseph Walshe (1919)
"The first of these endowments is the spirituality of the soul. ... Hence spirituality implies (i) the power of existing and acting without the aid of ..."

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