(?), n.;
pl. Spiritualities (#).
[L. spiritualitas: cf. F. spiritualit.] 1. The quality or state of being spiritual; incorporeality; heavenly-mindedness.
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A pleasure made for the soul, suitable to its spirituality.
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If this light be not spiritual, yet it approacheth nearest to spirituality.
Sir W. Raleigh.
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Much of our spirituality and comfort in public worship depends on the state of mind in which we come.
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2. (Eccl.) That which belongs to the church, or to a person as an ecclesiastic, or to religion, as distinct from temporalities.
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During the vacancy of a see, the archbishop is guardian of the spiritualities thereof.
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3. An ecclesiastical body; the whole body of the clergy, as distinct from, or opposed to, the temporality. [Obs.]
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Five entire subsidies were granted to the king by the spirituality.
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