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Standard Definition

[n] a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
[adj] having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; "a religious man"; "religious attitude"
[adj] concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; "religious texts"; "monks of a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"
[adj] extremely scrupulous and conscientious; "religious in observing the rules of health"
[adj] 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"


churchgoing - (3 syllables), churchlike - (2 syllables), churchly - (2 syllables), devout - (2 syllables), god-fearing - (3 syllables), interfaith - (3 syllables), pious - (2 syllables), sacred - (2 syllables), scrupulous - (3 syllables), spiritual - (4 syllables), spiritual - (4 syllables)



Misc. Definitions

\Re*li"gious\ (r?-l?j"?s), a. [OF. religius, religious, F. religieux, from L. religiosus. See {Religion}.]
1. Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars. Our law forbids at their religious rites My presence. --Milton.
2. Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc. Men whose lives Religious titled them the sons of God. --Mlton
3. Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict. Thus, Indianlike, Religious in my error, I adore The sun, that looks upon his worshiper. --Shak.
4. Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows. One of them is religious. --Chaucer. Syn: Pious; godly; holy; devout; devotional; conscientious; strict; rogod; exact.
\Re*li"gious\, n. A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun. --Addison.