|1.||a feeling of fondness or tenderness for a person or thing; attachment|
|2.||(often plural) emotion, feeling, or sentiment: to play on a person's affections|
|3.||pathol any disease or pathological condition|
|4.||psychol See also affect any form of mental functioning that involves emotion|
|5.||the act of affecting or the state of being affected|
|6.||archaic inclination or disposition|
|[C13: from Latin affectiōn- disposition, from afficere to |
affection af·fec·tion (ə-fěk'shən)
A tender feeling toward another; fondness.
A bodily condition; disease.
feeling or emotion. Mention is made of "vile affections" (Rom. 1:26) and "inordinate affection" (Col. 3:5). Christians are exhorted to set their affections on things above (Col. 3:2). There is a distinction between natural and spiritual or gracious affections (Ezek. 33:32).