Definition for RE-LIG'IOUS

RE-LIG'IOUS, a. [Fr. religieux; L. religiosus.]

  1. Pertaining or relating to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects.
  2. Pious; godly; loving and reverencing the Supreme Being and obeying his precepts; as, a religious man.
  3. Devoted to the practice of religion; as, a religious life.
  4. Teaching religion; containing religious subjects or the doctrines and precepts of religion, or the discussion of topics of religion; as, a religious book.
  5. Exact; strict; such as religion requires; as, a religious observance of vows or promises.
  6. Engaged by vows to a monastic life; as, a religious order or fraternity.
  7. Appropriated to the performance of sacred or religious duties; as, a religious house. – Law.

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