Definitions

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

  • n. Property or revenue belonging to the church or to a cleric; spirituality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or fact of being spiritual; holiness, spirituality.
  • n. Collectively, the authorities of spiritual matters; the clergy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ecclesiastical body; a spirituality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The ecclesiastical body; the whole clergy of any national church.

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

  • n. property or income owned by a church

Etymologies

From Old French espirituaulté. (Wiktionary)

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