Definitions for: Divinity


[n] the quality of being divine; "ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"
[n] the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
[n] white creamy fudge made with egg whites
[n] any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force



Webster (1913) Definition: Di*vin"i*ty, n.; pl. Divinities. [F. divinit['e],
L. divinitas. See Divine, a.]
1. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God;
deity; godhead.

When he attributes divinity to other things than
God, it is only a divinity by way of participation.
--Bp.
Stillingfleet.

2. The Deity; the Supreme Being; God.

This the divinity that within us. --Addison.

3. A pretended deity of pagans; a false god.

Beastly divinities, and droves of gods. --Prior.

4. A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but
superior to man.

God . . . employing these subservient divinities.
--Cheyne.

5. Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or
virtue; something which inspires awe.

They say there is divinity in odd numbers. --Shak.

There's such divinity doth hedge a king. --Shak.

6. The science of divine things; the science which treats of
God, his laws and moral government, and the way of
salvation; theology.

Divinity is essentially the first of the
professions. --Coleridge.

Case divinity, casuistry.

Synonyms: deity, divinity fudge, god, immortal, theology

See Also: Anglo-Saxon deity, apologetics, Arhant, Arhat, bailiwick, Boddhisatva, Bodhisattva, branch of knowledge, Celtic deity, Chinese deity, daemon, demigod, demiurge, Demogorgon, discipline, earth-god, Egyptian deity, eschatology, Fates, field, field of study, fudge, god of war, goddess, Graeco-Roman deity, Greco-Roman deity, Greek deity, hermeneutics, Hindu deity, homiletics, Hypnos, Japanese deity, liturgics, liturgiology, lohan, Morpheus, Norse deity, pantheon, Persian deity, Phrygian deity, quality, Quetzalcoatl, Roman deity, saint, sea-god, Semitic deity, snake god, spiritual being, study, subject, subject area, subject field, sun-god, supernatural being, Teutonic deity, the Fates, theodicy, war god, zombi, zombie

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