Definitions for: Trinity


[n] three people considered as a unit
[n] the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead
[n] the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one



Webster (1913) Definition: Trin"i*ty, n. [OE. trinitee, F. trinit['e], L.
trinitas, fr. trini three each. See Trinal.]
1. (Christian Theol.) The union of three persons (the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, so that all
the three are one God as to substance, but three persons
as to individuality.

2. Any union of three in one; three units treated as one; a
triad, as the Hindu trinity, or Trimurti.

3. Any symbol of the Trinity employed in Christian art,
especially the triangle.

Trinity House, an institution in London for promoting
commerce and navigation, by licensing pilots, ordering and
erecting beacons, and the like.

Trinity Sunday, the Sunday next after Whitsunday; -- so
called from the feast held on that day in honor of the
Holy Trinity.

Trinity term. (Law) See the Note under Term, n., 5.

Synonyms: 3, Blessed Trinity, deuce-ace, Holy Trinity, III, leash, Sacred Trinity, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, three, threesome, threesome, tierce, trey, triad, triad, trine, trio, trio, triplet, troika

See Also: Almighty, assemblage, Creator, digit, Divine, figure, gathering, God Almighty, Godhead, hypostasis, Jehovah, Lord, Maker, triumvirate

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