Divinity

Definition of Divinity

Di`vin´i`ty
n.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.

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