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RELIG'IOUS, a. L. religiosus.

1. Pertaining or relating to religion as a religious society a religious sect a religious place religious subjects.
2. Pious godly loving and reverencing the Supreme Being and obeying his precepts as a religious man.
3. Devoted to the practice of religion as a religious life.
4. Teaching religion containing religious subject or the doctrines and precepts of religion, or the discussion of topics of religion as a religious book.
5. Exact strict such as religion requires as a religious observance of vows or promises.
6. Engaged by vows to a monastic life as a religious order or fraternity.
7. Appropriated to the performance of sacred or religious duties as a religious house.

RELIG'IOUS, n. A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concerns and devoted to a life of piety and devotion a monk or friar a nun.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Religious'. King James Dictionary.

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