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spirituality

[spir-i-choo-al-i-tee]
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noun, plural spir·it·u·al·i·ties.
  1. the quality or fact of being spiritual.
  2. incorporeal or immaterial nature.
  3. predominantly spiritual character as shown in thought, life, etc.; spiritual tendency or tone.
  4. Often spiritualities. property or revenue of the church or of an ecclesiastic in his or her official capacity.
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Origin of spirituality

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word spīrituālitās. See spiritual, -ity
Related formsnon·spir·it·u·al·i·ty, nounsu·per·spir·it·u·al·i·ty, nounun·spir·i·tu·al·i·ty, noun
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spirituality

noun plural -ties
  1. the state or quality of being dedicated to God, religion, or spiritual things or values, esp as contrasted with material or temporal ones
  2. the condition or quality of being spiritual
  3. a distinctive approach to religion or prayerthe spirituality of the desert Fathers
  4. (often plural) Church property or revenue or a Church benefice
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Word Origin and History for spirituality

n.

early 15c., from Middle French spiritualite, from Late Latin spiritualitatem (nominative spiritualitas), from Latin spiritualis (see spiritual). An earlier form was spiritualty (late 14c.).

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