- (all obsolete) spirituall, spirytual, spirytuall, spyritual, spyrituall, spyrytual, spyrytuall
From Middle English spiritual, spirituel, from Old French spirituel, from Late Latin spiritualis, from Latin spiritus.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈspɪɹɪtʃʊəl/, /ˈspɪɹɪtjʊəl/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈspɪɹɪt͡ʃuəl/, /ˈspɪɹɪ̈t͡ʃul̩/
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spiritual (comparative more spiritual, superlative most spiritual)
- Of or pertaining to the spirit or the soul.
- Respect towards ancestors is an essential part of Thai spiritual practice.
- Of or pertaining to God or a place of worship; sacred, pure; (Christianity, specifically) inspired by the Holy Spirit.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Galatians 6:1:
- Brethren, if a man bee ouertaken in a fault: yee which are spirituall, restore such a one in the spirit of meeknesse, considering thy selfe least thou also be tempted.
- Of or pertaining to spirits; supernatural.
- 2014 March 3, Zoe Alderton, “‘Snapewives’ and ‘Snapeism’: A Fiction-Based Religion within the Harry Potter Fandom”, in Religions, volume 5, number 1, MDPI, →DOI, pages 219-257:
- Despite personal schisms and differences in spiritual experience, there is a very coherent theology of Snape shared between the wives. To examine this manifestation of religious fandom, I will first discuss the canon scepticism and anti-Rowling sentiment that helps to contextualise the wider belief in Snape as a character who extends beyond book and film.
- Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal.
- a spiritual substance or being
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, 1 Corinthians 15:44:
- It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.
- Of or relating to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual.
- Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical.
- the spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation
of or pertaining to the spirit or the soul
of or pertaining to God or a place of worship; sacred
of or pertaining to spirits; supernatural
consisting of spirit; not material
of or relating to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind
Christianity: controlled and inspired by the Holy Spirit
not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things
spiritual (plural spirituals)
- A Christian religious song, especially one in an African-American style, or a similar non-religious song.
- Any spiritual function, office, or affair.
- He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals. — Lowell.
Borrowed from French spirituel, Late Latin spīrituālis, from Latin spiritus.
spiritual m or n (feminine singular spirituală, masculine plural spirituali, feminine and neuter plural spirituale)
Declension of spiritual