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religion British & World English

The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods

religion English Thesaurus

the right to freedom of religion

old religion British & World English

A religion replaced by another, in particular paganism or Roman Catholicism

get religion British & World English

Be converted to religious belief and practices

Vedic religion British & World English

The ancient religion of the Aryan peoples who entered NW India from Persia circa 2000–1200 bc. It was the precursor of Hinduism, and its beliefs and practices are contained in the Vedas

mystery religion British & World English

A religion centred on secret or mystical rites for initiates, especially any of a number of cults popular during the late Roman Empire

natural religion British & World English

Religion based on reason rather than divine revelation, especially deism

revealed religion British & World English

Religion based on divine revelation rather than reason

freedom of religion British & World English

The right to practise whatever religion one chooses

French Wars of Religion British & World English

A series of religious and political conflicts in France (1562–98) involving the Protestant Huguenots on one side and Catholic groups on the other. The wars were complicated by interventions from Spain, Rome, England, the Netherlands, and elsewhere, and were not brought to an end until the settlement of the Edict of Nantes

get religion in religion British & World English

Be converted to religious belief and practices

minister of religion in minister British & World English

A member of the clergy, especially in the Presbyterian and Nonconformist Churches


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