Piety meaning

pīĭ-tē
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Piety is defined as devotion and reverence to religious practices and God.

An example of piety is going to church.

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(uncountable) Reverence and devotion to God.

Colleen's piety led her to make sacrifices that most people would not have made.

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Devotion to religious duties and practices.
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(countable) A devout act or thought.
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A devout act, thought, or statement.
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The state or quality of being pious, especially:
  • Religious devotion and reverence.
  • Devotion and reverence to parents and family.
    Filial piety.
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A pious act, statement, belief, etc.
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Loyalty and devotion to parents, family, etc.
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(uncountable) Similar reverence to one's parents and family.
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Origin of piety

  • Middle English piete mercy, pity from Old French from Latin pietās dutiful conduct from pius dutiful

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition