|—n , pl -ties|
|1.||dutiful devotion to God and observance of religious principles|
|2.||the quality or characteristic of being pious|
|3.||a pious action, saying, etc|
|4.||rare devotion and obedience to parents or superiors|
|[C13 piete, from Old French, from Latin pietās piety, dutifulness, from pius|
Lat. pietas, properly honour and respect toward parents (1 Tim. 5:4). In Acts 17:23 the Greek verb is rendered "ye worship," as applicable to God.