Definition of "religion" [religion ]

  • (noun) Belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe.
  • (noun) A personal or institutionalized system grounded in such belief and worship.
  • (noun) The life or condition of a person in a religious order.
  • (noun) A set of beliefs, values, and practices based on the teachings of a spiritual leader.
  • (noun) A cause, principle, or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion.
  • (noun) belief in, worship of, or obedience to a supernatural power or powers considered to be divine or to have control of human destiny
  • (noun) any formal or institutionalized expression of such belief
  • (noun) the attitude and feeling of one who believes in a transcendent controlling power or powers
  • (noun) the way of life determined by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience entered upon by monks, friars, and nuns
  • (noun) something of overwhelming importance to a person
  • (noun) the practice of sacred ritual observances
  • (noun) sacred rites and ceremonies

Use "religion" in a sentence

  • "Grigor Lusavorich had returned from Israel to his native Armenia in the third century to proselytize the new religion of Christianity."
  • "Cuche remarks quite correctly that "for adults as for children, experience proves that religion is the best method of inculcating morality"."
  • "Krohne declares that it is only by means of religion that we can hope through punishment to reform the criminal, which is the principal object of imprisonment."

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