January 5, 2009


The state of being dedicated, consecrated, or solemnly set apart for a particular purpose.
2. A solemn attention to the Supreme Being in worship; a yielding of the heart and affections to God, with reverence, faith and piety, in religious duties, particularly in prayer and meditation; devoutness.
3. External worship; acts of religion; performance of religious duties.
4. Prayer to the Supreme Being.
5. An act of reverence, respect, or ceremony.
6. Ardent love or affection; attachment manifested by constant attention.
7. Earnestness; ardor; eagerness.
Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language

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