Definitions for kenosiskɪˈnoʊ sɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the doctrine that Christ relinquished His divine attributes so as to experience human suffering.
Origin of kenosis:
1835–45; < Gk kénōsis an emptying, =kenō-, var. s. of kenoûn to empty out, drain, der. of kenós empty +-sis -sis
Christ's voluntary divestment of his divine powers.
Origin: From κένωσις, from κενόειν (with reference to Philippians 2.vii, "But he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming as human beings are" – New Jerusalem Version).