Definitions of religion

  1. institution to express belief in a divine power; " he was raised in the Baptist religion"; " a member of his own faith contradicted him"
  2. a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; " he lost his faith but not his morality"
  3. The outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due; the feeling or expression of human love, fear, or awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life; a system of faith and worship; a manifestation of piety; as, ethical religions; monotheistic religions; natural religion; revealed religion; the religion of the Jews; the religion of idol worshipers.
  4. Specifically, conformity in faith and life to the precepts inculcated in the Bible, respecting the conduct of life and duty toward God and man; the Christian faith and practice.
  5. A monastic or religious order subject to a regulated mode of life; the religious state; as, to enter religion.
  6. Strictness of fidelity in conforming to any practice, as if it were an enjoined rule of conduct.
  7. The sense of man's relation to a divine power to whom obedience and honor are due; the practice of life based on such relation; any system of faith and worship.
  8. The performance of our duties of love and obedience towards God: piety: any system of faith and worship.
  9. A system of faith and worship; devotion; piety.
  10. That obligation or sense of duty which rests on the minds of men, arising from the felt relation in which they stand to some superior power; belief in God, with a sincere desire to do His will; godliness; any system of faith or worship.

Usage examples for religion

  1. It's all along of my religion." – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  2. There are better things that man has found than religion. – Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays by Lemuel K. Washburn
  3. I know my religion better than you, that's certain! – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France
  4. As with religion, so with politics. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  5. I wonder what Religion he's of. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  6. Don't you know better than to follow a religion you know nothing about? – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  7. The one vital thing in religion is first- hand, personal experience. – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  8. What comfort is there in religion for a great trouble? – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  9. But religion is not dependent upon imagination. – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. You mean about religion? – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  11. Montriveau was her religion now. – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac
  12. " So does every one else's religion," said the doctor. – General Bramble by André Maurois
  13. Philosophie, in the ordinary language of the middle and later seventeenth century, meant simply freethinking on questions of religion. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  14. It is the same with religion. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  15. " What do you think of religion? – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  16. I'm sure he's a good, kind man of religion. – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  17. And Mis' Nasmyth, if there had been any such thing as getting religion, I should have got it then, for I tried hard, and I wanted something to help me bad enough. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  18. If you're going to get religion, try it later. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  19. Sunday is not a day for religion alone. – Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays by Lemuel K. Washburn