See also: pięty

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Etymology

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From Middle English piete, borrowed from Middle French pieté, from Latin pietās. See also the doublets pietà and pity.

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Noun

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piety (countable and uncountable, plural pieties)

  1. (uncountable, religion) Reverence and devotion to God.
    Colleen's piety led her to make sacrifices that most people would not have made.
  2. (uncountable) Similar reverence to one's parents and family or to one's country.
  3. (countable) A devout act or thought.
  4. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (countable) A belief that is accepted unthinkingly and with undue reverence.

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Middle English

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piety

  1. Alternative form of piete