Devotion

De*vo"tion

(?), n. [F. dvotion, L. devotio.] 1. The act of devoting; consecration.
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2. The state of being devoted; addiction; eager inclination; strong attachment love or affection; zeal; especially, feelings toward God appropriately expressed by acts of worship; devoutness.
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Genius animated by a fervent spirit of devotion.
Macaulay.
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3. Act of devotedness or devoutness; manifestation of strong attachment; act of worship; prayer. "The love of public devotion." Hooker.
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4. Disposal; power of disposal. [Obs.]
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They are entirely at our devotion, and may be turned backward and forward, as we please.
Godwin.
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5. A thing consecrated; an object of devotion. [R.]
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Churches and altars, priests and all devotions,
Tumbled together into rude chaos.
Beau. & Fl.
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Days of devotion. See under Day.

Syn. -- Consecration; devoutness; religiousness; piety; attachment; devotedness; ardor; earnestness.
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