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Another word for religion

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Noun
  1. A system of religious belief

      1. A group of people forming a distinct unit within a larger group by virtue of certain refinements or distinctions of belief or practice.
      2. A religious body, especially one that has separated from a larger denomination.
      3. A faction united by common interests or beliefs.
      1. The act of persuading or the state of being persuaded:
      2. The ability or power to persuade:
      3. A strongly held opinion; a conviction:
      1. Belief in God or in a set of religious doctrines.
      2. A set of religious doctrines; a body of dogma:
      3. Secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will viewed as a theological virtue.
      1. A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name, usually organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.
      2. One of a series of kinds, values, or sizes, as in a system of currency or weights:
      3. A name or designation, especially for a class or group.
      1. A formal statement of religious belief; a confession of faith.
      2. A system of belief, principles, or opinions:
      1. The act or process of confessing, as in telling one's life story as a series of failings or tribulations.
      2. Something confessed, especially a disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution.
      3. In some Christian churches, the sacrament of Penance.
    See also:

    religion

Another word for religion

Noun
  1. Belief in or relationship to a superior being or beings

      1. Faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances.
      2. The condition or behavior of engaging in sex only with one's spouse or only with one's partner in a sexual relationship.
      3. Exact correspondence with fact or with a given quality, condition, or event; accuracy:
      1. The act or an instance of sharing, as of thoughts or feelings.
      2. Religious or spiritual fellowship.
      3. A body of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites; a denomination.
      1. A body or collection of myths belonging to a people and addressing their origin, history, deities, ancestors, and heroes.
      2. A body of myths associated with an event, individual, or institution:
      3. The field of scholarship dealing with the systematic collection and study of myths.
      1. A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.
      2. The followers of such a religion or sect.
      3. A system or community of religious worship and ritual.
      1. The act or process of confessing, as in telling one's life story as a series of failings or tribulations.
      2. Something confessed, especially a disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution.
      3. In some Christian churches, the sacrament of Penance.
      1. A principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief, as by a religious, political, scientific, or philosophic group; dogma.
      2. A rule or principle of law, especially when established by precedent.
      3. A statement of official government policy, especially in foreign affairs and military strategy.
      1. The quality of being supernatural.
      2. Belief in a supernatural agency that intervenes in the course of natural laws.
      1. An irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome.
      2. A belief, practice, or rite irrationally maintained by ignorance of the laws of nature or by faith in magic or chance.
      3. A fearful or abject state of mind resulting from such ignorance or irrationality.
      1. A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people, as by explaining aspects of the natural world or delineating the psychology, customs, or ideals of society:
      2. Such stories considered as a group:
      3. A popular belief or story that has become associated with a person, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal:
      1. The state or quality of being devout.
      1. The study of the nature of God and religious truth; rational inquiry into religious questions.
      2. A system or school of opinions concerning God and religious questions:
      3. A course of specialized religious study usually at a college or seminary.
      1. The quality of being religious.
      2. Excessive or affected piety.
      1. The quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conduct:
      2. A system or collection of ideas of right and wrong conduct:
      3. Virtuous conduct:
      1. The condition and quality of being godly, pious, scrupulously observant of all the teaching's of one's religion, practicing virtue and avoiding sin.
      1. The act of persuading or the state of being persuaded:
      2. The ability or power to persuade:
      3. A strongly held opinion; a conviction:
      1. The state, quality, or fact of being spiritual.
      2. A religious belief or manner of pursuing a religious life:
      3. The clergy.
      1. Religious devotion and reverence.
      2. Devotion and reverence to parents and family:
      3. A devout act, thought, or statement.
      1. Ardent, often selfless affection and dedication, as to a person or principle.
      2. Religious ardor or zeal; piety.
      3. An act of religious observance or prayer, especially when private.
      1. A formal statement of religious belief; a confession of faith.
      2. A system of belief, principles, or opinions:
      1. Belief in God or in a set of religious doctrines.
      2. A set of religious doctrines; a body of dogma:
      3. Secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will viewed as a theological virtue.
      1. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another:
      2. Mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of something:
      3. Something believed or accepted as true, especially a particular tenet or a body of tenets accepted by a group of persons.
    See also:

    faith

  2. Organized worship or service of a deity

    See also:

    ceremony

  3. A specific system of belief and worship

      1. A group of people forming a distinct unit within a larger group by virtue of certain refinements or distinctions of belief or practice.
      2. A religious body, especially one that has separated from a larger denomination.
      3. A faction united by common interests or beliefs.
      1. A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name, usually organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.
      2. One of a series of kinds, values, or sizes, as in a system of currency or weights:
      3. A name or designation, especially for a class or group.
      1. Belief in God or in a set of religious doctrines.
      2. A set of religious doctrines; a body of dogma:
      3. Secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will viewed as a theological virtue.