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spir·i·tu·al·i·ty

 (spĭr′ĭ-cho͞o-ăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. spir·i·tu·al·i·ties
1.
a. The state, quality, or fact of being spiritual.
b. A religious belief or manner of pursuing a religious life: "the pantheistic spiritualities espoused by Wiccans and other contemporary adherents of nature religions" (Peter Steinfels).
2. The clergy.
3. often spiritualities Something, such as property or revenue, that belongs to the church or to a cleric.

spirituality

(ˌspɪrɪtjʊˈælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the state or quality of being dedicated to God, religion, or spiritual things or values, esp as contrasted with material or temporal ones
2. the condition or quality of being spiritual
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a distinctive approach to religion or prayer: the spirituality of the desert Fathers.
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (often plural) Church property or revenue or a Church benefice

spir•it•u•al•i•ty

(ˌspɪr ɪ tʃuˈæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or fact of being spiritual.
2. incorporeal or immaterial nature.
3. Often, spiritualities. property or revenue belonging to the church or to an ecclesiastic.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin spīrituālitās. See spiritual, -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spirituality - property or income owned by a churchspirituality - property or income owned by a church
belongings, property, holding - something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";
temporality, temporalty - the worldly possessions of a church
benefice, ecclesiastical benefice - an endowed church office giving income to its holder
2.spirituality - concern with things of the spirit
internality, inwardness - preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
Translations

spirituality

[ˌspɪrɪtjʊˈælɪtɪ] Nespiritualidad f

spirituality

[ˌspɪrɪtʃuˈæləti] nspiritualité f

spirituality

nGeistigkeit f

spirituality

[ˌspɪrɪtjʊˈælɪtɪ] nspiritualità
References in classic literature ?
This warmer light mingles itself with the cold spirituality of the moon-beams, and communicates, as it were, a heart and sensibilities of human tenderness to the forms which fancy summons tip.
There was animalism in the soul, and the body had its moments of spirituality.
It is, therefore, not among our aristocracy that we must look (if at all, in Appallachia), for the spirituality of a British boudoir.
Eager was as full of spirituality and culture as she had been led to suppose.
It was not exactly spirituality that was obvious, though the screen of the flesh seemed almost transparent, because there was in his face an outrageous sensuality; but, though it sounds nonsense, it seemed as though his sensuality were curiously spiritual.
There is a spirituality about the face, however"--she gently turned it towards the light--"which the typewriter does not generate.
And he involuntarily compared the two: the lack of spirituality in the one and the abundance of it in the other- a spirituality he himself lacked and therefore valued most highly.
The small boys wore excellent corduroy, the girls went out as tidy servants, or did a little straw-plaiting at home: no looms here, no Dissent; and though the public disposition was rather towards laying by money than towards spirituality, there was not much vice.
He vigorously attacked the Dissenting denominations, because he believed them to be a conspicuous embodiment of Philistine lack of Sweetness and Light, with an unlovely insistence on unimportant external details and a fatal blindness to the meaning of real beauty and real spirituality.
In structure he was the blonde beast of Nietzsche, but all this animal beauty was heightened, brightened and softened by genuine intellect and spirituality.
Our beloved Madame Flintwinch,' said Rigaud, 'developing all of a sudden a fine susceptibility and spirituality, is right to a marvel.