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devotional

[dih-voh-shuh-nl] /dɪˈvoʊ ʃə nl/
adjective
1.
characterized by devotion.
2.
used in devotions:
devotional prayers.
noun
3.
Often, devotionals. a short religious service.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; devotion + -al1
Related forms
devotionality, devotionalness, noun
devotionally, adverb
nondevotional, adjective
nondevotionally, adverb
undevotional, adjective
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Word Origin and History for devotionals
devotional
1640s (adj.), from devotion + -al (1). The noun meaning "devotional composition" is recorded from 1650s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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