Definition of Religious. Meaning of Religious. Synonyms of Religious

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Definition of Religious

Religious
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.
Religious
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. --Milton. 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. --Shak. 4. Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows. One of them is religious. --Chaucer. Syn: Pious; godly; holy; devout; devotional; conscientious; strict; rogod; exact.

Meaning of Religious from wikipedia

- from the divine, sacredness, faith, and a supernatural being or beings. Religious practices may include rituals, sermons, commemoration or veneration (of...
- Religious ****cution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or a group of individuals as a response to their religious beliefs or affiliations...
- A religious symbol is an iconic representation intended to represent a specific religion, or a specific concept within a given religion. Religious symbols...
- A religious war or a war of religion, sometimes also known as a holy war (Latin: sanctum bellum), is a war which is primarily caused or justified by differences...
- Religious texts, including scripture, are texts which various religions consider to be of central importance to their religious tradition. They often...
- Religious studies, also known as the study of religion, is the scientific study of religion. There is no consensus on what qualifies as religion and its...
- Religious activities generally need some infrastructure to be conducted. For this reason, there generally exist religion-supporting organizations, which...
- A religious festival is a time of special importance marked by adherents to that religion. Religious festivals are commonly celebrated on recurring cycles...
- A religious denomination is a subgroup within a religion that operates under a common name and tradition, among other activities. The term refers to the...
- Religious pluralism is an attitude or policy regarding the diversity of religious belief systems co-existing in society. It can indicate one or more of...