devotion

[ dih-voh-shuhn ]
/ dɪˈvoʊ ʃən /

noun

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.

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Origin of devotion

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

synonym study for devotion

2. See love.

OTHER WORDS FROM devotion

pre·de·vo·tion, nounsu·per·de·vo·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for devotion

devotion
/ (dɪˈvəʊʃən) /

noun

(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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