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Definitions of religion

  1. a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due; the feeling or expression of human love, fear, or awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life; a system of faith and worship; a manifestation of piety; as, ethical religions; monotheistic religions; natural religion; revealed religion; the religion of the Jews; the religion of idol worshipers. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Specifically, conformity in faith and life to the precepts inculcated in the Bible, respecting the conduct of life and duty toward God and man; the Christian faith and practice. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A monastic or religious order subject to a regulated mode of life; the religious state; as, to enter religion. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Strictness of fidelity in conforming to any practice, as if it were an enjoined rule of conduct. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The sense of man's relation to a divine power to whom obedience and honor are due; the practice of life based on such relation; any system of faith and worship. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The performance of our duties of love and obedience towards God: piety: any system of faith and worship. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A system of faith and worship; devotion; piety. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. That obligation or sense of duty which rests on the minds of men, arising from the felt relation in which they stand to some superior power; belief in God, with a sincere desire to do His will; godliness; any system of faith or worship. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for religion

  1. It's all along of my religion – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  2. There are better things that man has found than religion – Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays by Lemuel K. Washburn
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