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English Dictionary: piety by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
piety
n
  1. righteousness by virtue of being pious [syn: piety, piousness]
    Antonym(s): impiety, impiousness
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Piety \Pi"e*ty\, n. [F. pi[82]t[82]; cf. It. piet[85]; both fr.
      L. pietas piety, fr. pius pious. See {Pious}, and cf.
      {Pity}.]
      1. 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 is the only proper and adequate relief of
                     decaying man.                                    --Rambler.
  
      2. Duty; dutifulness; filial reverence and devotion;
            affectionate reverence and service shown toward parents,
            relatives, benefactors, country, etc.
  
                     Conferred upon me for the piety Which to my country
                     I was judged to have shown.               --Milton.
  
      Syn: Religion; sanctity; devotion; godliness; holiness. See
               {Religion}.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Piety
      Lat. pietas, properly honour and respect toward parents (1 Tim.
      5:4). In Acts 17:23 the Greek verb is rendered "ye worship," as
      applicable to God.
     
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