Devotion

Definition of Devotion

De`vo´tion
n.1.The act of devoting; consecration.
2.The state of being devoted; addiction; eager inclination; strong attachment love or affection; zeal; especially, feelings toward God appropriately expressed by acts of worship; devoutness.
Genius animated by a fervent spirit of devotion.
- Macaulay.
3.Act of devotedness or devoutness; manifestation of strong attachment; act of worship; prayer.
4.Disposal; power of disposal.
They are entirely at our devotion, and may be turned backward and forward, as we please.
- Godwin.
5.A thing consecrated; an object of devotion.
Churches and altars, priests and all devotions,
Tumbled together into rude chaos.
- Beau. & Fl.
Days of devotion
See under Day.

Related Words

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