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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Holiness  \Ho"li*ness\,  n.  [AS.  h[=a]lignes.] 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  holy;  perfect  moral 
  integrity  or  purity;  freedom  from  sin;  sanctity; 
  innocence. 
 
  Who  is  like  thee,  glorious  in  holiness!  --Ex.  xv 
  11. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  hallowed,  or  consecrated  to  God  or  to 
  his  worship;  sacredness. 
 
  Israel  was  holiness  unto  the  Lord.  --Jer.ii.3. 
 
  {His  holiness},  a  title  of  the  pope;  --  formerly  given  also 
  to  Greek  bishops  and  Greek  emperors. 
 
  Syn:  Piety;  devotion;  godliness;  sanctity;  sacredness; 
  righteousness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  holiness 
  n  :  the  quality  of  being  holy  [syn:  {sanctity}]  [ant:  {unholiness}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Holiness 
  in  the  highest  sense  belongs  to  God  (Isa.  6:3;  Rev.  15:4),  and 
  to  Christians  as  consecrated  to  God's  service,  and  in  so  far  as 
  they  are  conformed  in  all  things  to  the  will  of  God  (Rom.  6:19, 
  22;  Eph.  1:4;  Titus  1:8;  1  Pet.  1:15).  Personal  holiness  is  a 
  work  of  gradual  development.  It  is  carried  on  under  many 
  hindrances,  hence  the  frequent  admonitions  to  watchfulness, 
  prayer,  and  perseverance  (1  Cor.  1:30;  2  Cor.  7:1;  Eph.  4:23, 
  24).  (See  {SANCTIFICATION}.) 
 




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