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Definition of Religious

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of or pertaining to religion; pious, devout, observant of religious laws and practices
devout people, pious people, people who are observant of religious laws and practices
Religious Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Theological and Philosophical Biography and Dictionary
See Religious empiricism ; Religious ethics ; Religious existentialism ; Religious humanism ; Religious language ; and Religious pragmatism
Religious Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun.
  
(a.)
Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.
  
(a.)
Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.
  
(a.)
Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.
  
(a.)
Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.
  
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religious
\re*li"gious\ (r?-l?j"?s), a. [of. religius, religious, f. religieux, from l. religiosus. see religion.]
1. of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars. our law forbids at their religious rites my presence.
2. possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc. men whose lives religious titled them the sons of god. --mlton
3. scrupulously faithful or exact; strict. thus, indianlike, religious in my error, i adore the sun, that looks upon his worshiper.
4. belonging to a religious order; bound by vows. one of them is religious.


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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Crefyddol = a. devout, religious
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
(hypernym) religionist, religious person
(hyponym) friar, mendicant

Adjective
1. concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; "religious texts"; "a nenber if a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"
(synonym) spiritual
(similar) sacred
2. having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; "a religious man"; "religious attitude"
(antonym) irreligious
(similar) churchgoing
(see-also) pious
3. extremely scrupulous and conscientious; "religious in observing the rules of health"
(similar) scrupulous
Religious Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of sermons
Fear of definite plans
Fear of Religious ceremony
Religious Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Religion is a cultural system of behaviors and practices, world views, ethics, and social organisation that relate humanity to an order of existence.

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