What is the meaning of religious?


  • A member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience.


  • Concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church.
    • usage: "religious texts"; "a member of a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"
  • Having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity.
    • usage: "a religious man"; "religious attitude"
  • Of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows.
    • usage: "the religious or regular clergy conducts the service"
  • Extremely scrupulous and conscientious.
    • usage: "religious in observing the rules of health"
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APAWordNet. (2010). religious. Retrieved June 21, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/religious/definitions/1182181
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MLAWordNet. "religious" 23 October 2010. Web. 21 June 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/religious/definitions/1182181>
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