holiness


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ho·li·ness

 (hō′lē-nĭs)
n.
1. The state or quality of being holy; sanctity.
2. Holiness Used with His or Your as a title and form of address for the head of certain religions, such as the pope or Dalai Lama.

holiness

(ˈhəʊlɪnɪs)
n
the state or quality of being holy

Holiness

(ˈhəʊlɪnɪs)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) (preceded by: his or your) a title once given to all bishops, but now reserved for the pope

ho•li•ness

(ˈhoʊ li nɪs)

n.
1. the quality or state of being holy; sanctity.
2. (cap.) a title of the pope (usu. prec. by His or Your).
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holiness - the quality of being holyholiness - the quality of being holy    
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
sacredness - the quality of being sacred
unholiness - the quality of being unholy

holiness

holiness

noun
The quality of being holy or sacred:
Translations
قَداسَة الباباقُدْسِيَّه، قَداسَه
svatost
hellighed
őszentsége
heilagleikihelgi, heilagleiki
kutsallıkmübareklikMukaddes PederPapa Cenapları

holiness

[ˈhəʊlɪnɪs] N [of place, person] → santidad f; [of day] → lo sagrado
His Holiness (the Pope)Su Santidad (el Papa)

holiness

[ˈhəʊlinɪs] nsainteté f

holiness

nHeiligkeit f; His/Your Holiness (Eccl) → Seine/Eure Heiligkeit

Holiness

[ˈhəʊlɪnɪs] n his HolinessSua Santità

holiness

[ˈhəʊlɪnɪs] nsantità

holy

(ˈhəuli) adjective
1. (worthy of worship or respect because) associated with God, Jesus, a saint etc; sacred. the Holy Bible; holy ground.
2. good; pure; following the rules of religion. a holy life.
ˈholiness noun
1. the state of being holy.
2. (with capital. with His, ~Your etc) a title of the Pope.
the Holy Father
the Pope.
Holy ˈThursday noun
1. Ascension Day.
2. Maundy Thursday.
References in classic literature ?
Saxon Bruno, stoop, Whilst on thy back his Holiness ascends Saint Peter's chair and state pontifical.
"Your holiness," said the curate, "here is the person of whom I had the honor to speak to you."
The causes of superstition are: pleasing and sensual rites and ceremonies; excess of outward and pharisaical holiness; overgreat reverence of traditions, which cannot but load the church; the stratagems of prelates, for their own ambition and lucre; the favoring too much of good intentions, which openeth the gate to conceits and novelties; the taking an aim at divine matters, by human, which cannot but breed mixture of imaginations: and, lastly, barbarous times, especially joined with calamities and disasters.
"They journey to the Valley of Holiness, for to be blessed of the godly hermits and drink of the miracu- lous waters and be cleased from sin."
"Spada knew what these invitations meant; since Christianity, so eminently civilizing, had made progress in Rome, it was no longer a centurion who came from the tyrant with a message, `Caesar wills that you die.' but it was a legate a latere, who came with a smile on his lips to say from the pope, `His holiness requests you to dine with him.'
For these reasons his Holiness Pope Leo[*] found the pontificate most powerful, and it is to be hoped that, if others made it great in arms, he will make it still greater and more venerated by his goodness and infinite other virtues.
Then was he anointed and consecrated, and thus was fulfilled what he had heard from the frogs on his way, which had so affected him, that he was to be his Holiness the Pope.
Then I have the same title to write on prudence that I have to write on poetry or holiness. We write from aspiration and antagonism, as well as from experience.
What holiness is there in giving concerts in the choir?
"`God is a spirit, infinite, eternal and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth,'" responded Anne promptly and glibly.
Hope, he says, cherishes the soul of him who lives in justice and holiness and is the nurse of his age and the companion of his journey;--hope which is mightiest to sway the restless soul of man.
George, or Holiness; of Sir Guyon, or Temperance; and of the Lady Britomartis, or Chastity.