Definition of divinity in English:

divinity

Syllabification: di·vin·i·ty
Pronunciation: /diˈvinitē
 
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noun

  • 1 (plural divinities) The state or quality of being divine: Christ’s divinity
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    • Frankincense, which was burned in the shrines of numerous deities, represented divinity.
    • His life was for all, bringing everyone in his midst to purity, upliftment and divinity.
    • Much like Taoism, divinity is divided between male and female, the Lord and Lady.
    Synonyms
    divine nature, godliness, deity, godhead, holiness
  • 1.1The study of religion; theology: a doctor of divinity
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    • But in 1973, Case's career took a sharp turn when he decided to study divinity at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena.
    • Seminaries, schools of theology, divinity schools, and churches must face the pressing and rising presence of diversity.
    • He received his master of divinity degree from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1988 and was ordained that same year.
    Synonyms
    theology, religious studies, religion, scripture
  • 1.2A divine being; a god or goddess: busts of various Roman divinities
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    • There is ongoing interdependence between the living, the living-dead (those remembered by name), spirits and divinities, and the Supreme Being.
    • To have your ultimate concern distributed in different directions is like polytheism - worship of many divinities.
    • Traditionally, Nigerians believe that there are two types of divinities: the Supreme Being, and the subordinate deities.
    Synonyms
    deity, god, goddess, divine being, supreme being
  • 1.3 (the Divinity) God.
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    • It describes worship of Divinity through devotion to the physical yoni.
    • When we use our limbs in accord with the sacred laws of nature, every action worships and praises the omniscient Divinity in all things.
    • Mary and Fred are not Humanity, but God is Divinity.
  • 2A fluffy, creamy candy made with stiffly beaten egg whites.
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    • Then it's after dark and we're sitting next to Aunt Bee in the porch swing, eating divinity candy and drinking iced tea out of fruit jars.
    • Creamy and rich and thick divinity and taffy and fudge along with all kinds of rainbow-colored candy and cakes are also for sale.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French divinite, from Latin divinitas, from divinus 'belonging to a deity' (see divine1).

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