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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  religious 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  concerned  with  religion  or  spiritual  things 
  especially  dedicated  to  service  in  a  religion;  "a  monk 
  of  a  religious  order";  "spiritual  leaders";  "religious 
  books";  "spiritual  songs"  [syn:  {spiritual}] 
  2:  concerned  with  sacred  matters  or  religion  or  the  church; 
  "religious  texts";  "monks  of  a  religious  order";  "lords 
  temporal  and  spiritual";  "spiritual  leaders";  "spiritual 
  songs"  [syn:  {spiritual}] 
  3:  having  or  showing  belief  in  and  reverence  for  a  deity;  "a 
  religious  man";  "religious  attitude"  [ant:  {irreligious}] 
  4:  extremely  scrupulous  and  conscientious;  "religious  in 
  observing  the  rules  of  health" 
  n  :  a  member  of  a  religious  order  who  is  bound  by  vows  of 
  poverty  and  chastity  and  obedience 




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