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piety


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Piety  \Pi"e*ty\,  n.  [F.  pi['e]t['e];  cf  It  piet[`a];  both  fr 
  L.  pietas  piety,  fr  pius  pious.  See  {Pious},  and  cf 
  {Pity}.] 
  1.  Veneration  or  reverence  of  the  Supreme  Being  and  love  of 
  his  character;  loving  obedience  to  the  will  of  God,  and 
  earnest  devotion  to  his  service. 
 
  Piety  is  the  only  proper  and  adequate  relief  of 
  decaying  man.  --Rambler. 
 
  2.  Duty;  dutifulness;  filial  reverence  and  devotion; 
  affectionate  reverence  and  service  shown  toward  parents, 
  relatives,  benefactors,  country,  etc 
 
  Conferred  upon  me  for  the  piety  Which  to  my  country 
  I  was  judged  to  have  shown.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Religion;  sanctity;  devotion;  godliness;  holiness.  See 
  {Religion}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  piety 
  n  :  righteousness  by  virtue  of  being  pious  [syn:  {piousness}] 
  [ant:  {impiety}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Piety 
  Lat.  pietas,  properly  honour  and  respect  toward  parents  (1  Tim. 
  5:4).  In  Acts  17:23  the  Greek  verb  is  rendered  "ye  worship,"  as 
  applicable  to  God. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PIETY,  n.  Reverence  for  the  Supreme  Being  based  upon  His  supposed 
  resemblance  to  man. 
 
  The  pig  is  taught  by  sermons  and  epistles 
  To  think  the  God  of  Swine  has  snout  and  bristles. 
  Judibras 
 
 




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