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religion

re·li·gion

religion

 
 
pronunciation:
rih lI jn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a set of beliefs concerned with explaining the origins and purposes of the universe, usu. involving belief in a supernatural creator and offering guidance in ethics and morals.
Belief in religion helped the people to endure their suffering.
synonyms:
church, faith, persuasion, theology
definition 2: any of several institutions with their own beliefs, rituals, and teachings.
the Christian religionthe religion of Islam
synonyms:
church, faith
definition 3: the observance of religious beliefs.
He is devout in his religion.
synonyms:
devotions, faithfulness, orthodoxy
definition 4: single-minded devotion to or zealous conviction regarding anything.
Sports is his religion.
synonyms:
obsession
similar words:
idol
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Word History
Religion comes from a Latin word that means "to bind or tie strongly" or "to place an obligation on."
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