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[spir-i-choo-al-i-tee] /ˌspɪr ɪ tʃuˈæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural spiritualities.
the quality or fact of being spiritual.
incorporeal or immaterial nature.
predominantly spiritual character as shown in thought, life, etc.; spiritual tendency or tone.
Often, spiritualities. property or revenue of the church or of an ecclesiastic in his or her official capacity.
Origin of spirituality
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin spīrituālitās. See spiritual, -ity
Related forms
nonspirituality, noun
superspirituality, noun
unspirituality, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for spirituality
  • spirituality takes different forms of expression sometimes.
  • Nearby conversations ranged from politics to art and spirituality.
  • If my students find spirituality to be compelling, bully for them.
  • From day to another they move from place to place in search of spirituality.
  • Matters of spirituality are rarely so simple to define or describe.
  • And the business of sending and receiving messages has always been a core notion of mysticism and spirituality.
  • He worries about his spirituality and then skewers his fellow campers.
  • He says the return to the road is a return to spirituality.
  • It is important to not confuse religion with spirituality.
  • The characters' spirituality is specifically connected to the elements, and the planet, rather than any predominant theology.
British Dictionary definitions for spirituality


noun (pl) -ties
the state or quality of being dedicated to God, religion, or spiritual things or values, esp as contrasted with material or temporal ones
the condition or quality of being spiritual
a distinctive approach to religion or prayer: the spirituality of the desert Fathers
(often pl) Church property or revenue or a Church benefice
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Word Origin and History for spirituality

early 15c., from Middle French spiritualite, from Late Latin spiritualitatem (nominative spiritualitas), from Latin spiritualis (see spiritual). An earlier form was spiritualty (late 14c.).

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