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King James Dictionary
HO'LINESS, n. from holy. The state of being holy purity or integrity of moral character freedom from sin sanctity. Applied to the Supreme Being, holiness denotes perfect purity or integrity of moral character, one of his essential attributes.
Who is like thee, glorious in holiness? Exodus 15
1. Applied to human beings, holiness is purity of heart or dispositions sanctified affections piety moral goodness, but not perfect.
We see piety and holiness ridiculed as morose singularities.
2. Sacredness the state of any thing hallowed, or consecrated to God or to his worship applied to churches or temples.
3. That which is separated to the service of God.
Israel was holiness unto the Lord. Jeremiah 2
4. A title of the pope, and formerly of the Greek emperors.
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Entry for 'Holiness'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/h/holiness.html.