spiritual

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From Old French spirituel, from Late Latin spiritualis, from Latin spiritus

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spiritual (comparative more spiritual, superlative most spiritual)

  1. Of or pertaining to the spirit or the soul.
    Respect towards ancestors is an essential part of Thai spiritual practice.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      God's law is spiritual; it is a transcript of the divine nature, and extends its authority to the acts of the soul of man.
  2. Of or pertaining to God or a place of worship; sacred.
  3. Of or pertaining to spirits; supernatural.
  4. Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal.
    a spiritual substance or being
    • Bible, 1. Corinthians xv. 44
      It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.
  5. Of or relating to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual.
  6. (Christianity) Controlled and inspired by the Holy Spirit; pure; holy.
    • Bible, Gal. vi. 1
      If a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one.
  7. Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical.
    the spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation

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spiritual (plural spirituals)

  1. A Christian religious song, especially one in an African-American style, or a similar non-religious song.
  2. Any spiritual function, office, or affair.
    He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals. — Lowell.

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From French spirituel

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spiritual 4 nom/acc forms

  1. spiritual

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