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religiosity

[ri-lij-ee-os-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the quality of being religious; piety; devoutness.
  2. affected or excessive devotion to religion.

Origin of religiosity

1350–1400; Middle English religiosite < Latin religiōsitās, equivalent to religiōs(us) religious + -itās -ity
Related formsan·ti·re·lig·i·os·i·ty, nouno·ver·re·li·gi·os·i·ty, noun
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Word Origin and History for religiosity

n.

late 14c., from Old French religiosete and directly from Late Latin religiositas "religiousness," from religiosus (see religious).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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