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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spiritual  \Spir"it*u*al\,  n. 
  A  spiritual  function,  office,  or  affair.  See  {Spirituality}, 
  2. 
 
  He  assigns  supremacy  to  the  pope  in  spirituals,  and  to 
  the  emperor  in  temporals.  --Lowell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spiritual  \Spir"it*u*al\,  a.  [L.  spiritualis:  cf  F.  spirituel. 
  See  {Spirit}.] 
  1.  Consisting  of  spirit;  not  material;  incorporeal;  as  a 
  spiritual  substance  or  being 
 
  It  is  sown  a  natural  body,  it  is  raised  a  spiritual 
  body.  --1  Cor.  xv 
  44. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  intellectual  and  higher  endowments 
  of  the  mind;  mental;  intellectual. 
 
  3.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  moral  feelings  or  states  of  the 
  soul,  as  distinguished  from  the  external  actions;  reaching 
  and  affecting  the  spirits. 
 
  God's  law  is  spiritual;  it  is  a  transcript  of  the 
  divine  nature,  and  extends  its  authority  to  the  acts 
  of  the  soul  of  man.  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  4.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  soul  or  its  affections  as 
  influenced  by  the  Spirit;  controlled  and  inspired  by  the 
  divine  Spirit;  proceeding  from  the  Holy  Spirit;  pure; 
  holy;  divine;  heavenly-minded;  --  opposed  to  {carnal}. 
 
  That  I  may  impart  unto  you  some  spiritual  gift. 
  --Rom.  i.  ll 
 
  Blessed  be  the  God  and  Father  of  our  Lord  Jesus 
  Christ,  who  hath  blessed  us  with  all  spiritual 
  blessings.  --Eph.  i.  3. 
 
  If  a  man  be  overtaken  in  a  fault,  ye  which  are 
  spiritual,  restore  such  an  one  --Gal.  vi  1. 
 
  5.  Not  lay  or  temporal;  relating  to  sacred  things 
  ecclesiastical;  as  the  spiritual  functions  of  the  clergy; 
  lords  spiritual  and  temporal;  a  spiritual  corporation. 
 
  {Spiritual  coadjuctor}.  (Eccl.)  See  the  Note  under  {Jesuit}. 
 
 
  {Spiritual  court}  (Eccl.  Law),  an  ecclesiastical  court,  or  a 
  court  having  jurisdiction  in  ecclesiastical  affairs;  a 
  court  held  by  a  bishop  or  other  ecclesiastic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  spiritual 
  adj  1:  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:  {religious}] 
  2:  concerned  with  or  affecting  the  spirit  or  soul;  "a  spiritual 
  approach  to  life";  "spiritual  fulfillment";  "spiritual 
  values";  "unearthly  love"  [syn:  {unearthly}] 
  3:  lacking  material  body  or  form  or  substance;  "spiritual 
  beings";  "the  vital  transcendental  soul  belonging  to  the 
  spiritual  realm"-Lewis  Mumford 
  4:  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:  {religious}] 
  5:  like  or  being  a  phantom;  "a  ghostly  face  at  the  window";  "a 
  phantasmal  presence  in  the  room";  "spectral  emanations"; 
  "spiritual  tappings  at  a  seance"  [syn:  {apparitional},  {ghostlike}, 
  {ghostly},  {phantasmal},  {spectral}] 
  n  :  a  kind  of  religious  song  originated  by  Blacks  in  the 
  southern  US  [syn:  {Negro  spiritual}] 




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