Divinity

Di*vin"i*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Divinities (#).
[F. divinit, L. divinitas. See Divine, a.] 1. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead.
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When he attributes divinity to other things than God, it is only a divinity by way of participation.
Bp. Stillingfleet.
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2. The Deity; the Supreme Being; God.
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This the divinity that within us.
Addison.
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3. A pretended deity of pagans; a false god.
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Beastly divinities, and droves of gods.
Prior.
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4. A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man.
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God . . . employing these subservient divinities.
Cheyne.
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5. Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe.
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They say there is divinity in odd numbers.
Shak.
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There's such divinity doth hedge a king.
Shak.
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6. The science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology.
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Divinity is essentially the first of the professions.
Coleridge.
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Case divinity, casuistry.
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