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Holy Spirit

[ hoh-lee spir-it ]
/ ˈhoʊ li ˈspɪr ɪt /
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Definition of Holy Spirit

noun
the spirit of God: Wind is a symbol of the Holy Spirit.
the presence of God as part of a person's religious experience: I felt the Holy Spirit in the room with me, leading and guiding me in prayer.
Christianity.Also called Holy Ghost . the third person of the Trinity: I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
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Origin of Holy Spirit

First recorded in 1300–50
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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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