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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Spirituality \Spir`it*u*al"i*ty\, n.; pl. Spiritualities. [L.
spiritualitas: cf. F. spiritualit['e].]
1. The quality or state of being spiritual; incorporeality;
A pleasure made for the soul, suitable to its
If this light be not spiritual, yet it approacheth
nearest to spirituality. --Sir W.
Much of our spirituality and comfort in public
worship depends on the state of mind in which we
2. (Eccl.) That which belongs to the church, or to a person
as an ecclesiastic, or to religion, as distinct from
During the vacancy of a see, the archbishop is
guardian of the spiritualities thereof.
3. An ecclesiastical body; the whole body of the clergy, as
distinct from, or opposed to, the temporality. [Obs.]
Five entire subsidies were granted to the king by
the spirituality. --Fuller.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: property or income owned by a church [syn: spiritualty,
spirituality, church property]
2: concern with things of the spirit [syn: spirituality,
spiritualism, spiritism, otherworldliness] [ant:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
56 Moby Thesaurus words for "spirituality":
Christianity, Christlikeness, Christliness, angelicalness,
beauty of holiness, bliss, bodilessness, fear of God, ghostliness,
godlikeness, godliness, godly-mindedness, goodness, harmony,
heavenliness, heavenly-mindedness, holiness, holy-mindedness,
immateriality, immaterialness, impalpability, imponderability,
incorporeality, incorporeity, inextension, intangibility,
nonexteriority, occult phenomena, occultism, odor of sanctity,
otherworldliness, psychical research, psychicism, psychics,
psychism, pureness, pureness of heart, purity, righteousness,
sainthood, saintlikeness, saintliness, saintship, sanctitude,
sanctity, seraphicalness, shadowiness, spirit world,
spiritual-mindedness, spirituousness, supernaturalism, the occult,
unearthliness, unsubstantiality, unsubstantialness,
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