[ dih-voh-shuhn ]
/ dɪˈvoʊ ʃən /


profound dedication; consecration.
earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc.
an assignment or appropriation to any purpose, cause, etc.: the devotion of one's wealth and time to scientific advancement.
Often devotions. Ecclesiastical. religious observance or worship; a form of prayer or worship for special use.

Origin of devotion

1150–1200; Middle English devocioun (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin dēvōtiōn- (stem of dēvōtiō), equivalent to Latin dēvōt(us) (see devote) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

pre·de·vo·tion, nounsu·per·de·vo·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for devotion


/ (dɪˈvəʊʃən) /


(often foll by to) strong attachment (to) or affection (for a cause, person, etc) marked by dedicated loyalty
religious zeal; piety
(often plural) religious observance or prayers

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