the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
a. Belief and respect for a power or supernatural powers, considered as creators and rectors of the universe: respect for religion.
b. A particular variety of such belief, especially when organized in a system of doctrine and practice: the many religions of the world.
c. A set of beliefs, values and practices based on the teachings of a spiritual leader.
2. The life or condition of a person in a religious order: a widow who He entered the religion and became a nun.
3. A cause, principle or activity pursued with conscious zeal or devotion: a person for whom art became a religion.
get religion Informal
1. To be a religious or a devotee.
2. To solve the end of one's immoral behavior.
( rɪlɪdʒən )
1. believe, worship or obey a supernatural power or powers that are considered divine or that control human destiny
2. any formal or institutionalized expression of such belief: the Christian religion .
3. the attitude and feeling of someone who believes in a power or powers of transcendent control
4. (Roman Catholic Church) mainly RC Church the way of life determined by the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience to Those who attend monks, friars and nuns: to enter religion .
5. something of overwhelming importance for a person: football is your religion .
a. the practice of sacred ritual observances
b. sacred rites and ceremonies
[C12: ancient French way of Latin religiō fear of the supernatural, mercy
re • li • gion
(rɪlɪdʒ ən) n n n.
1. a set of beliefs related to the cause, nature and purpose of the universe, esp. When considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usu. involving devotional observances and rituals, and often contains a moral code for the conduct of human affairs.
2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by various people or sects: the Christian religion.
3. the body of people who adhere to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
4. the life or state of a monk, a nun, etc.: for enter religion.
5. the practice of religious beliefs; The ritual observance of faith.
6. Something in which a person believes and follows with devotion.
7. Archaic. strict fidelity; devotion.
a. become religious; Acquire religious convictions.
b. resolve to amend the errant forms.
nullifidian : someone who has no faith or religion; an unbeliever
apostasy : abandonment or renunciation of a person's religion or morals.
renegade : first referred to a person who abandons one religion for another.
secular : has a fundamental meaning of "temporal": opposed to the eternity of the church, and means "not connected to a religion".