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re•li•gious



Pronunciation: (ri-lij'us), [key]
adj., n., pl. -gious.


adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or concerned with religion: a religious holiday.
2. imbued with or exhibiting religion; pious; devout; godly: a religious man.
3. scrupulously faithful; conscientious: religious care.
4. pertaining to or connected with a monastic or religious order.
5. appropriate to religion or to sacred rites or observances.

n.
1. a member of a religious order, congregation, etc.; a monk, friar, or nun.
2. the religious,devout or religious persons: Each year, thousands of the religious make pilgrimages to the shrine.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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