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EtymologyEdit

See God and Holy Ghost.

Proper nounEdit

God the Holy Ghost

  1. (Christian theology) The aspect (hypostasis) of the Trinity or Godhead corresponding to divine essence present in the faithful (particularly, inspired prophets) and considered to proceed either (Eastern Orthodoxy) from God the Father alone or (Roman Catholicism) from Him together with God the Son.
    • 1645, G. Gillespie, Nihil Respondes, 11
      That which were a dishonour to God the Son, were a dishonour to God the holy Ghost.

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In present phrasing, usually simply reduced to "Holy Ghost" or "Holy Spirit" even when spoken of together with "God the Father" and "God the Son".

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