Definitions for: Piety


[n] righteousness by virtue of being pious



Webster (1913) Definition: Pi"e*ty, n. [F. pi['e]t['e]; cf. It. piet[`a]; both fr.
L. pietas piety, fr. pius pious. See Pious, and cf.
Pity.]
1. Veneration or reverence of the Supreme Being, and love of
his character; loving obedience to the will of God, and
earnest devotion to his service.

Piety is the only proper and adequate relief of
decaying man. --Rambler.

2. Duty; dutifulness; filial reverence and devotion;
affectionate reverence and service shown toward parents,
relatives, benefactors, country, etc.

Conferred upon me for the piety Which to my country
I was judged to have shown. --Milton.

Syn: Religion; sanctity; devotion; godliness; holiness. See
Religion.

Synonyms: piousness

Antonyms: impiety, impiousness

See Also: devoutness, dutifulness, godliness, religiousness, righteousness

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