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

  • n. Christianity The third person of the Trinity.

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  • proper n. One of the three distinct Persons or Hypostases of the Holy Trinity, the others being God the Father and God the Son (Jesus). This expression has superseded the term Holy Ghost in many Christian denominations and Bible translations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as Holy Ghost (above).
  • n. the Spirit of God, or the third person of the Trinity; the Holy Ghost. The spirit also signifies the human spirit as influenced or animated by the Divine Spirit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

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