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[n] a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
[adj] lacking material body or form or substance; "spiritual beings"; "the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm"-Lewis Mumford
[adj] like or being a phantom; "a ghostly face at the window"; "a phantasmal presence in the room"; "spectral emanations"; "spiritual tappings at a seance"
[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] concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul; "a spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"; "unearthly love"
[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"


apparitional - (5 syllables), ghostlike - (2 syllables), ghostly - (2 syllables), immaterial - (5 syllables), incorporeal - (5 syllables), Negro spiritual - (6 syllables), phantasmal - (3 syllables), religious - (3 syllables), religious - (3 syllables), sacred - (2 syllables), spectral - (2 syllables), supernatural - (5 syllables), unearthly - (3 syllables), unworldly - (3 syllables)

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Misc. Definitions

\Spir"it*u*al\, a. [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See {Spirit}.]
1. Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as, a spiritual substance or being. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. --1 Cor. xv. 4
2. Of or pertaining to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual.
3. Of or pertaining to the moral feelings or states of the soul, as distinguished from the external actions; reaching and affecting the spirits. God's law is spiritual; it is a transcript of the divine nature, and extends its authority to the acts of the soul of man. --Sir T. Browne.
4. Of or pertaining to the soul or its affections as influenced by the Spirit; controlled and inspired by the divine Spirit; proceeding from the Holy Spirit; pure; holy; divine; heavenly-minded; -- opposed to {carnal}. That I may impart unto you some spiritual gift. --Rom. i. ll. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings. --Eph. i.
3. If a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one. --Gal. vi.
5. Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical; as, the spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation. {Spiritual coadjuctor}. (Eccl.) See the Note under {Jesuit}. {Spiritual court} (Eccl. Law), an ecclesiastical court, or a court having jurisdiction in ecclesiastical affairs; a court held by a bishop or other ecclesiastic.
\Spir"it*u*al\, n. A spiritual function, office, or affair. See {Spirituality},
2. He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals. --Lowell.