Definition of religion :
1. A monastic or religious order subject to a regulated mode of life; the religious state; as, to enter religion.
2. Specifically, conformity in faith and life to the precepts inculcated in the Bible, respecting the conduct of life and duty toward God and man; the Christian faith and practice.
3. Strictness of fidelity in conforming to any practice, as if it were an enjoined rule of conduct.
4. The outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due; the feeling or expression of human love, fear, or awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life; a system of faith and worship; a manifestation of piety; as, ethical religions; monotheistic religions; natural religion; revealed religion; the religion of the Jews; the religion of idol worshipers.
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theology (part of speech: noun)
worship (part of speech: noun)
- What is so terrible as a war of religion? - "The Soul of a People", H. Fielding.
- The wise religion of Buddha shall run to the north and the west. - "Beasts, Men and Gods", Ferdinand Ossendowski.
- " I never talk religion," said Alan emphatically. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908", Lucy Maud Montgomery.