Religious

Definition of Religious

Re`li´gious   Pronunciation: r?-l?j´?s
a.1.Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.
Our law forbids at their religious rites
My presence.
- Milton.
2.Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.
Men whose lives
Religious titled them the sons of God.
- Mlton
3.Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.
Thus, Indianlike,
Religious in my error, I adore
The sun, that looks upon his worshiper.
- Shak.
4.Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.
One of them is religious.
- Chaucer.
n.1.A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun.

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