Definition of piety :
1. Duty; dutifulness; filial reverence and devotion; affectionate reverence and service shown toward parents, relatives, benefactors, country, etc.
2. Veneration or reverence of the Supreme Being, and love of his character; loving obedience to the will of God, and earnest devotion to his service.
piety (part of speech: noun)
worship (part of speech: noun)
- As I never like to interfere with true piety, I did not venture to suggest that his spirit had deigned to make use of my eight- bore in his interest. - "Maiwa's Revenge The War of the Little Hand", H. Rider Haggard.
- Popes, however, although Florence had to a large extent put itself out of reach, have long arms, and gradually- taking advantage of the city's growing discontent with piety and tears and recurring unquiet, there being still a strong pro- Medici party, and building not a little on his knowledge of the Florentine love of change- the Pope gathered together sufficient supporters of his determination to crush this too outspoken critic and humiliate his fellow- citizens. - "A Wanderer in Florence", E. V. Lucas.
- Is it to be supposed that the many good Christians of high birth, and honour, and exalted piety, who entered into the order of the Temple, taking the cross for their standard and their guide, would thus suddenly have cast their faith and their religion to the winds? - "The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple", Charles G. Addison.