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Meaning of godliness by Wiktionary Dictionary



    godliness ( countable and uncountable; plural: godlinesses )

    1. The condition and quality of being godly, pious, scrupulously observant of all the teaching's of one's religion, practicing virtue and avoiding sin .
      1562 Bishops, Priests, and Deacons are not commanded by God's laws either to vow the estate of single life or to abstain from marriage. Therefore it is lawful also for them, as for all other Christian men, to marry at their own discretion, as they shall judge the same to serve better to godliness. — The Thirty-Nine Articles, Point 32 .
      1604 Nay, but he prated,
      And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms
      Against your honour
      That, with the little godliness I have,
      I did full hard forbear him. — Shakespeare, Othello, Act 1, Scene 2

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Explanation of godliness by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. piety by virtue of being a godly person

    Definition of godliness by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Godliness, n. [From Godly.] Careful observance of, or conformity to, the laws of God; the state or quality of being godly; piety.

      Godliness is profitable unto all things. 1 Tim. iv. 8.