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trin·i·ty

 (trĭn′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. trin·i·ties
1. A group consisting of three closely related members. Also called triunity.
2. Trinity Theology In most Christian faiths, the union of three divine persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in one God. Also called Trine.
3. Trinity Trinity Sunday.

[Middle English trinite, from Old French, from Latin trīnitās, from trīnus, trine; see trine.]

trinity

(ˈtrɪnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a group of three
2. the state of being threefold
[C13: from Old French trinite, from Late Latin trīnitās, from Latin trīnus triple]

Trinity

(ˈtrɪnɪtɪ)
n
1. (Theology) Christian theol Also called: Holy Trinity or Blessed Trinity the union of three persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in one Godhead
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) See Trinity Sunday
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Holy Trinity a religious order founded in 1198

Trin•i•ty

(ˈtrɪn ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties for 2,4.
1. the union of three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, or the threefold personality of the one Divine Being.
3. (l.c.) a group of three; triad.
4. (l.c.) the state of being threefold or triple.
[1175–1225; Middle English Trinite < Old French < Late Latin trīnitās triad, the Trinity = Latin trīn(ī) by threes (see trinary) + -itās -ity]

Trinity

 any combination or set of three persons; three things united into one, 1542.

Trinity

Three persons in one God. The belief that God is three persons—the father, the son who is Jesus, and the Holy Spirit which is the spirit of God’s grace.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trinity - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and onetrinity - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.trinity - the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one GodheadTrinity - the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead
Almighty, Creator, Divine, God Almighty, Godhead, Lord, Maker, Jehovah - terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
hypostasis of Christ, hypostasis - any of the three persons of the Godhead constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united
3.trinity - three people considered as a unittrinity - three people considered as a unit  
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
triumvirate - a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority

trinity

noun threesome, triple, trio, trilogy, triplet, triad, triumvirate, triptych, trine, triune The hotel is owned by a trinity of Japanese corporations.

trinity

noun
A group of three individuals:
Translations
trojice
삼위일체

Trinity

[ˈtrɪnɪtɪ]
A. N (Rel) → Trinidad f
B. CPD Trinity Sunday NDomingo m de la Santísima Trinidad
Trinity term N (Univ) → trimestre m de verano

Trinity

[ˈtrɪnəti] n
the Trinity → la Trinité

Trinity

n
(= Trinity term)Sommertrimester nt

Trinity

[ˈtrɪnɪtɪ] n the Trinityla Trinità
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