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  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Religious — Re*li gious, 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. Addison. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 religious — index sacrosanct, solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 religious — religiously, adv. religiousness, n. /ri lij euhs/, adj., n., pl. religious. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or concerned with religion: a religious holiday. 2. imbued with or exhibiting religion; pious; devout; godly: a religious man. 3. scrupulously… …

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  • 5 religious — 1. adjective /ɹɪˈlɪdʒəs/ a) Concerning religion. It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues. b) Committed to the practice of religion. I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now. See Also …

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  • 6 religious — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French religius, from Latin religiosus, from religio Date: 13th century 1. relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity < a religious person > <… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 religious — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ deeply …

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  • 8 religious — re|lig|ious [ rə lıdʒəs ] adjective *** 1. ) usually before noun relating to religion or the beliefs and practices of a particular religion: religious beliefs religious reform Human rights abuses included discrimination against religious and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 religious — re|li|gious W2S2 [rıˈlıdʒəs] adj 1.) relating to religion in general or to a particular religion ▪ I don t share her religious beliefs . ▪ a religious school ▪ the dates of major religious observances such as Easter or Christmas 2.) believing… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 religious — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Pertaining to religion] Syn. sacred, spiritual, holy, divine, theological, ethical, moral, ecclesiastical, clerical, canonical, supernatural, sacrosanct, churchly, liturgical, theistic, deistic, monotheistic,… …

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  • 11 religious — [rɪ lɪdʒəs] profoundly religious deeply …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 religious — Synonyms and related words: Christian, Christianlike, Christianly, God fearing, Mariological, abbacomes, abbot, accurate, adoring, anthropomorphic, anthropotheistic, ascetic, attentive, awesome, awful, beadsman, believing, brother, caloyer,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 Religious Life — • Overview and evangelical ideas on what makes up religious life Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Religious Life     Religious Life      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 14 Religious Toleration —     Religious Toleration     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Religious Toleration     Toleration in general signifies patient forbearance in the presence of an evil which one is unable or unwilling to prevent. By religious toleration is understood the… …

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  • 15 Religious persecution — is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group of individuals as a response to their religious beliefs of affiliations. The tendency of societies to alienate or repress different subcultures is a recurrent theme in human history.… …

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  • 16 Religious belief — refers to a mental state in which trust (faith) is placed in a creed related to the supernatural, sacred, or divine. Such a state may relate to: 1) the existence, characteristics and worship of a deity or deities, 2) divine intervention in the… …

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  • 17 Religious Zionism — Religious Zionist pioneers found Kibbutz Ein HaNatziv, 1946 Religious Zionism (Hebrew: ציונות דתית, Tziyonut Datit, or דתי …

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  • 18 Religious naturalism — is a form of naturalism that endorses human religious responses and value commitments within a naturalistic framework. Several forms of Religious Naturalism, including forms that adopt naturalism with added components of God language or the… …

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  • 19 Religious intellectualism in Iran — (in Persian: روشنفکری دينی) develops gradually and subtly. It reached its apogee during the Persian Constitutional Revolution (1906 11). The process involved numerous philosophers, sociologists, political scientists and cultural theorists.… …

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  • 20 Religious intolerance — is either intolerance motivated by one s own religious beliefs or intolerance against another s religious beliefs or practices. It manifests both at a cultural level, but may also be a formal part of the dogma of particular religious groups. The… …

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