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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Holy Spirit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The wild angelica of Europe, Angelica sylvestris, formerly regarded as good against poison and pestilence. See angelica.

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  • proper noun Christianity One of the three distinct Persons or Hypostases of the Holy Trinity, the others being God the Father and God the Son (Jesus).

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  • noun the third person in the Trinity; Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection; it came on Pentecost

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English holi gost, holy spirit, from Old English hālig gāst (translation of Latin spīritus sānctus) : hālig, holy; see holy + gāst, spirit.]

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