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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.

  2. spiritualitynoun

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

  3. spiritualitynoun

    Appreciation for religious values.

  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.

  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.

  6. Etymology: spiritualitas.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Spiritualitynoun

    Etymology: from spiritual.

    If this light be not spiritual, yet it approacheth nearest unto spirituality; and if it have any corporality, then of all other the most subtile and pure. Walter Raleigh.

    A pleasure made for the soul; suitable to its spirituality, and equal to all its capacities. Robert South, Sermons.

    Many secret indispositions and aversions to duty will steal upon the soul, and it will require both time and close application of mind to recover it to such a frame, as shall dispose it for the spiritualities of religion. Robert South, Sermons.

    Of common right, the dean and chapter are guardians of the spiritualities, during the vacancy of a bishoprick. John Ayliffe.


  1. spirituality

    Spirituality is a broad concept with many interpretations, but generally it refers to a sense of connection to something greater than ourselves, often involving a search for meaning or purpose in life. It is a deeply personal, subjective experience, that may encompass belief in metaphysical realities, religious practices, or contemplative activities. It is associated with inner peace, compassion, and a sense of wholeness, often encouraging people to express love, kindness and understanding towards others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spiritualitynoun

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

  2. Spiritualitynoun

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

  3. Spiritualitynoun

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

  4. 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. Palazzo Cardinal Cesi:

    Here the guests can personally experience the spirituality of this unique place, drenched in history at the very heart of Christendom, with the enormous privilege of being able to stay so close to the Holy Father’s residence.

  2. Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat:

    He was impressed by the level of spirituality within the Muslim community and saw something he'd never seen before, it was a transformative experience, and he came back completely against the Crusades.

  3. Carl Sagan:

    Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.

  4. David Bullock:

    I think it’s despicable, i think it’s sickening. It’s a sad satire of spirituality. There’s no place for it in Detroit.

  5. Steve Maraboli:

    Embrace your spirituality but don't turn your back on your humanity."

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