See also: pięty
- pietie (obsolete)
From Middle English piete, borrowed from Middle French pieté, from Latin pietās. See also the doublets pietà and pity.
piety (countable and uncountable, plural pieties)
- (uncountable, religion) Reverence and devotion to God.
- Colleen's piety led her to make sacrifices that most people would not have made.
- (uncountable) Similar reverence to one's parents and family or to one's country.
- (countable) A devout act or thought.
- (countable) A belief that is accepted unthinkingly and with undue reverence.
reverence and devotion to God
reverence to one's family
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- Alternative form of piete