Definitions for pietyˈpaɪ ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pi•e•tyˈpaɪ ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations.

  2. the quality or state of being pious.

  3. dutiful respect or regard for parents, homeland, etc.:

    filial piety.

  4. a pious act, remark, belief, or the like.

Origin of piety:

1275–1325; ME piete < MF < L pietās=pi(us)+-etās, var. (after i) of -itās; see pious , -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. piety, piousness(noun)

    righteousness by virtue of being pious

Wiktionary

  1. piety(Noun)

    reverence and devotion to God

    Colleen's piety led her to make sacrifices that most people would not have made.

  2. piety(Noun)

    similar reverence to one's parents and family

  3. piety(Noun)

    a devout act or thought

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piety(noun)

    veneration or reverence of the Supreme Being, and love of his character; loving obedience to the will of God, and earnest devotion to his service

  2. Piety(noun)

    duty; dutifulness; filial reverence and devotion; affectionate reverence and service shown toward parents, relatives, benefactors, country, etc

Freebase

  1. Piety

    In spiritual terminology, piety is a virtue that can mean religious devotion, spirituality, or a combination of both. A common element in most conceptions of piety is humility.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. piety

    1. The tinfoil of pretense. 2. That feeling of reverence we have toward the Almighty on account of His supposed resemblance to ourselves.


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