piety

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English piete, borrowed from Middle French pieté, from Latin pietās. See also the doublet pity.

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Noun[edit]

piety (countable and uncountable, plural pieties)

  1. (uncountable, religion) Reverence and devotion to God.
    Colleen's piety led her to make sacrifices that most people would not have made.
  2. (uncountable) Similar reverence to one's parents and family or to one's country.
  3. (countable) A devout act or thought.

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

piety

  1. Alternative form of piete