De*vo"tion(?), n. [F. dvotion, L. devotio.] 1. The act of devoting; consecration.
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.
Genius animated by a fervent spirit of devotion.Macaulay.
3. Act of devotedness or devoutness; manifestation of strong attachment; act of worship; prayer. "The love of public devotion."
4. Disposal; power of disposal.
They are entirely at our devotion, and may be turned backward and forward, as we please.Godwin.
5. A thing consecrated; an object of devotion.
Churches and altars, priests and all devotions,Beau. & Fl.
Tumbled together into rude chaos.
Days of devotion. See under Day.
Syn. -- Consecration; devoutness; religiousness; piety; attachment; devotedness; ardor; earnestness.
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