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ˈpaɪ ɪ tipiety

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. piety, piousnessnoun

    righteousness by virtue of being pious

Wiktionary

  1. pietynoun

    reverence and devotion to God

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

  2. pietynoun

    similar reverence to one's parents and family

  3. pietynoun

    a devout act or thought

Wikipedia

  1. Piety

    In spiritual terminology, piety is a virtue which may include religious devotion, spirituality, or a mixture of both. A common element in most conceptions of piety is humility.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pietynoun

    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. Pietynoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Piety

    pī′e-ti, n. the quality of being pious: reverence for the Deity, and desire to do His will: love and duty towards parents, friends, or country: sense of duty: dutiful conduct.—ns. Pī′etism, the doctrine and practice of the pietists; Pī′etist, one marked by strong devotional feeling: a name first applied to a sect of German religious reformers of deep devotional feeling (end of 17th century).—adjs. Pietist′ic, -al. [Fr. piété—L. pietas.]

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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of piety in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of piety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of piety in a Sentence

  1. Henry M. Wriston:

    Those who misrepresent the normal experiences of life, who decry being controversial, who shun risk, are the enemies of the American way of life, whatever the piety of their vocal professions and the patriotic flavor of their platitudes.

  2. Francis Bacon:

    Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men...the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.

  3. Hannah More:

    My plan of instruction is extremely simple and limited. They learn, on week-days, such coarse works as may fit them for servants. I allow of no writing for the poor. My object is not to make fanatics, but to train up the lower classes in habits of industry and piety.

  4. Sir John Denham:

    Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.

  5. Hermes:

    From one Soul of the Universe are all Souls derived. . .Of these Souls there are many changes, some into a more fortunate estate, and some quite contrary. . .Not all human souls but only the pious ones are divine. Once separated from the body, and after the struggle to acquire piety, which consists in knowing God and injuring none, such a soul becomes all intelligence. The impious soul, however, punishes itself by seeking a human body to enter into, for no other body can receive a human soul it cannot enter the body of an animal devoid of reason. Divine law preserves the human soul from such infamy. . .The soul passeth from form to form and the mansions of her pilgrimage are manifold. Thou puttest off thy bodies as raiment and as vesture dost thou fold them up. Thou art from old, O Soul of Man yea, thou art from everlasting.

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