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noun

the spirit of God.
the presence of God as part of a person's religious experience.

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Origin of Holy Spirit

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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British Dictionary definitions for Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit

Holy Ghost


noun

Christianity the third person of the Trinity
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Cultural definitions for Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit

In the belief of many Christians (see also Christian), one of the three persons in the one God, along with the Father and the Son (Jesus is the Son); the Holy Spirit is also called the Holy Ghost. Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection. The Spirit came to the disciples of Jesus on Pentecost.

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