of, relating to, or concerned with :
a religious holiday.
imbued with or exhibiting ; pious; devout; godly:
a religious man.
scrupulously faithful; conscientious:
pertaining to or connected with a monastic or religious order.
appropriate to or to sacred rites or observances.
a member of a religious order, congregation, etc.; a monk, friar, or nun.
the religious, devout or religious persons:
Each year, thousands of the religious make pilgrimages to the shrine.
We should no more tolerate a “religious exemption” for those who oppose same-sex marriage than on race.
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And Romney, who shies away from talking about being a Mormon, does not want to be drawn into a religious debate.
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Not very long ago, religious people were the biggest barrier to this day happening at all.
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First, religious texts condemn them as unclean, plus the love Westerners shower on pets made them inherently suspect.
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Many Americans have made Jesus into an American religious trophy.
The Unsung Heroism of Jesse Jackson David Masciotra September 6, 2014
Pigorini conjectured that it had some religious signification.
The Clyde Mystery Andrew Lang
It is not necessarily his own religious belief that he will select.
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The mass in the village church satisfied the religious instinct.
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“I do not agree with you in your religious sentiments, Ashton, as you know,” said George.
Life in London Edwin Hodder
The religious ceremonies of the two tribes are also different.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston
of, relating to, or concerned with religion
pious; devout; godly
(as collective noun; preceded by the): the religious
appropriate to or in accordance with the principles of a religion
scrupulous, exact, or conscientious
(Christianity) of or relating to a way of life dedicated to religion by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and defined by a monastic rule
(Christianity) a member of an order or congregation living by such a rule; a monk, friar, or nun
c.1200, “devout, pious, imbued with or expressive of religious devotion,” from Anglo-French religius, Old French religious (12c., Modern French religieux) and directly from Latin religiosus, from religio (see religion). Meaning “pertaining to religion” is from 1530s. Transferred sense of “scrupulous, exact” is recorded from 1590s. Related: Religiousness.
a member or supporter of that party in the Dutch Calvinistic Church which opposed the Remonstrants or Arminians. noun (Dutch Reformed Church) the party that opposed the Remonstrants
noting or pertaining to a political party (1839–47) in New York that opposed the payment of to patroons.
of, relating to, or of the nature of a republic. favoring a republic. fitting or appropriate for the citizen of a republic: a very republican notion. (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Republican Party. a person who favors a republican form of government. (initial capital letter) a member of the Republican Rarty. Contemporary […]
government. principles or adherence to them. (initial capital letter) the principles or policy of the Republican Party. Contemporary Examples Vermont is one of the last bastions of liberal republicanism in the country. Firewall Fail: As Super Tuesday Nears, No End in Sight to GOP Primary Fight Ben Jacobs February 27, 2012 You don’t say to […]