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Definitions for spirituality
ˌspɪr ɪ tʃuˈæl ɪ tispir·i·tu·al·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spiritualty, spirituality, church propertynoun

    property or income owned by a church

  2. spirituality, spiritualism, spiritism, otherworldlinessnoun

    concern with things of the spirit


  1. spiritualitynoun

    The quality or state of being spiritual.

    Etymology: spiritualitas.

  2. spiritualitynoun

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

    Etymology: spiritualitas.

  3. spiritualitynoun

    Appreciation for religious values.

    Etymology: spiritualitas.

  4. spiritualitynoun

    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. uE000168512uE001 Blackstone.

    Etymology: spiritualitas.

  5. spiritualitynoun

    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. uE000168513uE001 Fuller.

    Etymology: spiritualitas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spiritualitynoun

    the quality or state of being spiritual; incorporeality; heavenly-mindedness

    Etymology: [L. spiritualitas: cf. F. spiritualit.]

  2. Spiritualitynoun

    that which belongs to the church, or to a person as an ecclesiastic, or to religion, as distinct from temporalities

    Etymology: [L. spiritualitas: cf. F. spiritualit.]

  3. Spiritualitynoun

    an ecclesiastical body; the whole body of the clergy, as distinct from, or opposed to, the temporality

    Etymology: [L. spiritualitas: cf. F. spiritualit.]


  1. Spirituality

    The term spirituality lacks a definitive definition, although social scientists have defined spirituality as the search for "the sacred," where "the sacred" is broadly defined as that which is set apart from the ordinary and worthy of veneration. The term "spirituality" is derived from the Latin spiritualitas and the Biblical "roeach/pneuma". It means to be put in motion, to be a living person, and being driven. In a Bibilical context it means being animated by God. The use of the term "spirituality" has changed throughout the ages. In modern times spirituality is often separated from religion, and connotes a blend of humanistic psychology with mystical and esoteric traditions and eastern religions aimed at personal well-being and personal development. The notion of "spiritual experience" plays an important role in modern spirituality, but has a relatively recent origin.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Spirituality

    Sensitivity or attachment to religious values, or to things of the spirit as opposed to material or worldly interests. (from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed, and Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spirituality in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spirituality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of spirituality in a Sentence

  1. Leslie Miklosy:

    Religion dictates, spirituality invites.

  2. Dyan Cannon:

    I think everything has helped and everyone I’ve ever known has helped because it has all led me to be here right now, but I think the main ingredient is that I ’m totally spiritual and that God is the center of My Life. And that’s what carries me on a day to day basis. And I ’m not talking about religion. I ’m talking about spirituality, which is knowing there is a bigger love that is always present that we can call on to help us with whatever is going on in My Life.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The centre of spirituality is religion, and religion is universal knowledge, not science, which is only a part of that.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Whenever books seem so boring, it's a good time to turn to nature as the best teacher. This is the true path of spirituality or the discovery of reality.

  5. Warner Chappell Music:

    Michael James Ryan generosity, spirituality and humor inspired everyone around Michael James Ryan. An amazingly gifted songwriter, he used his talent, music and love to break down boundaries and bring people together. The Californian songwriter and producer love you.

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